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Re: kernel panic with ext3-0.0.5e.



On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 07:22:28PM -0500, tc lewis wrote:
> > 
> > unfortunately i don't have much of the info.  the console was completely
> > locked and all i could do was cycle power, but the oops message on the
> > screen was in a jfs_something() call within the kupdate process.
> 
> There's one possible explanation for this which will be fixed in
> ext3-0.0.6.  However, a detailed record of the oops is always valuable
> in this sort of situation.

indeed.  next time i'll bring a pen.  chuckle.


> > this machine is often under considerable load and memory use, altho
> > probably not too much disk activity.
> 
> Memory pressure is exactly the trigger for the race I know of (which
> basically involves the journaling code sleeping due to out-of-memory
> while trying to journal a previously non-journaled buffer.)

that could definitely have been the case in this situation.  i'll send
more info if it happens again.  otherwise i'll be looking forward to
0.0.6.  thanks, Stephen!

-tcl.





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