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Re: Re: system freezes with ext3



Hi,

On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 10:35:11PM -0500, John V. Kjellman wrote:

> I have a RH 7.3 system with kernal 2.4.18-3smp with ext3 drives that
> 
> Nov 17 11:21:24 krypton kernel: Assertion failure in
> journal_commit_transaction() at commit.c:535: "buffer_jdirty(bh)"

> And it goes on.  This sounds similar to what you are experiencing.  I'm
> looking for some documentation that this is a bug, and that there is
> (hopefully) a fix.

You can't be looking very hard. :-)  This was fixed in an errata over
6 months ago:

	http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2002-085.html

and has come up on this list frequently since then.

> Can I turn ext3 off and revert to ext2 by simplying change my fstab
> file

Yes.  (You'll need to rebuild your initrd too if you want it to have
effect on your root filesytem.)

Cheers,
 Stephen





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