On 1/29/13 3:47 PM, Tom wrote:
> In a previous message, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> I don't see anything obvious between the two kernels you mention, and I
>> can't spend a ton of time digging into this, since most of my day is
>> taken up supporting the RHEL customers who pay my salary, nudge nudge.
> Any help is appreciated. Finding this bug may possibly help
> ferret out another more possibly nefarious bug, which is why I don't
> need instant gratification here. I'm only looking to assist with the
> solution, not cause more stress.
> The "company" that I work for from 9-5 has an extensive RHEL 5.X and 6.X
> deployment with Satellite, channels, full support, the whole nine yards.
> They don't color outside the lines as I do -- they use ext3 for the root
> filesystem instead. Their loss. :-)
> So don't worry, said "company" "gives" plenty to the "cause". ;-)
> However, after 5pm, I do unrelated personal work and projects unrelated
> to said "company", and one of those things is working with CentOS and
> Ubuntu. Using XFS quite extensively.
Sorry for hassling you ;)
>> I'd look at the kernel changelogs for xfs & md, and see if anything
>> seems plausible. Maybe diff the sources & see what changed, etc.
> Yeah, I took a half-hearted look already. But didn't diff any source
> code yet. I saw a freeze/thaw change and a few other md changes that
> were suspect. But haven't had a chance to dig deeper.
I'd suspect the md changes were the trigger, though maybe it reveals
an xfs problem. I don't see anything in xfs that changed which should
be causing this.
The backtrace will help, I think.
> Thanks again.
> -- Tom
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