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Re: XFS internal error xfs_trans_cancel at line 1164 of file fs/xfs/xfs_

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Subject: Re: XFS internal error xfs_trans_cancel at line 1164 of file fs/xfs/xfs_trans.c
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 10:19:14 -0500
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Eddie Atherton wrote:
> I'm trying to install a clean Slackware 12.2 (2.6.27.7) under ESXi, and 
> can almost guarantee getting this error immediately after formatting the 
> root partition.  It's happened 4 out of the 5 times I've tried, so far.
> 
> The sequence of commands, after digging through the install scripts, 
> that lead to this failure are just:
> 
> mkfs.xfs
> mount
> mkdir
> 
> Apologies for posting the stack trace as a couple of jpg's, but it's the 
> only way I could capture them, as I don't have any VMs set up, yet, that 
> have conectivity to upload any files.  The stack trace can be found at:
> 
> http://www.bogolinux.net/xfs_crash_a.JPG
> http://www.bogolinux.net/xfs_crash_b.JPG
> 
> I'm guessing that it's something to do with this running under a VM, but 
> is there any way to stop it happening.
> 
> Cheers,
> Eddie

Not sure what that is offhand, seems odd.  xfs_mkdir() is getting some
error and cancelling a dirty transaction.  Perhaps someone on the list
remembers better than me, a few causes of this were fixed but I don't
remember details.  Any chance you can try, say, .28 or .29? :)

-Eric

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