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Re: XFS kernel BUG at fs/buffer.c:470! with

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS kernel BUG at fs/buffer.c:470! with
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 21:43:04 +1100
Cc: Alessandro Bono <alessandro.bono@xxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 02:53:08AM -0500, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 08, 2009 at 11:45:20PM +0100, Alessandro Bono wrote:
> > sure, attached
> That would be a missing PagePrivate bit in page_buffers() called from
> end_buffer_async_write.  PG_private can only be cleared via drop_buffers
> which requires the page not having PG_writeback set which must be
> set until end_buffer_async_write is done.  Very strange, and all this
> is generic code without xfs involvement.  Did this happen once
> or can you reproduce it?

Hmmmm - i wonder if this has anything to do with the writeback fixes
that went into Alessandro, can you revert to (not
plain 2.6.28) and see if you can reproduce the problem?


Dave Chinner

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