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

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS internal error xfs_trans_cancel at line 1164 of file fs/xfs/xfs_trans.c
From: Eddie Atherton <stunnel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 09:51:06 -0700
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Eric Sandeen wrote:
Eddie Atherton wrote:
I'm trying to install a clean Slackware 12.2 ( 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:


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:


I'm guessing that it's something to do with this running under a VM, but 
is there any way to stop it happening.


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? :)
I'm not sure I can, because it's not a running system, where I can just recompile the kernel myself.  It's the Slack installer, that comes as a bootable initrd.img.



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