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Re: problem with Andrew's patch ext3



On Sun, Dec 15, 2002 at 10:21:09AM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Octave wrote:
> > 
> > Hello Andrew,
> > 
> > I patched 2.4.20 with your patch found out on http://lwn.net/Articles/17447/
> > and I have a big problem with:
> > once server is booted on 2.4.20 with your patch, when I want to reboot
> > with /sbin/reboot, server makes a Segmentation fault and it crashs.
> 
> It works OK here.  Could you please check that the kernel was fully
> rebuilt?  Do a `make clean'?  If the kernel was not fully rebuilt
> then things will go wrong because a structure size was changed.

yes, since I took a new tar.gz
made dep && make clean && make bzImage
I did it 5 times (for differents servers).

Octave

> 
> There is a locking error in that patch, and it needs revision.  But
> that wouldn't explain this crash.
> 
> And there is an unrelated use-after-free bug which could cause problems
> if the fs runs out of space or inodes.
> 
> I'll get some fixes out later today.  It hasn't been a good week.





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