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SubjectRe: 2.1.65 oops
Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> I got a series of oopses. It started in Netscape, and started hitting
> more and more programs until it got init...
> I do have the vhand 2.1.65b patch installed; I don't know if that could
> have an effect.
> Here's some useful stuff - there's a definite theme there...

Hi Jeremy,

I've seen a number of oops reports similar to this, and it appears that
something is freeing a dentry or inode when it's still in use. Then the
next call that finds the dentry on a list, typically select_dcache or
do_follow_link, gets a trash pointer and oopses.

I haven't been able to see a common cause to focus a search for the
problem, but things to look for would be an extra dput() or iput() when
there's a remaining reference to the dentry or inode.


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