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SubjectRe: Fw: crash on x86_64 - mm related?
On Tue, 29 Nov 2005, Ryan Richter wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 10:48:22PM +0200, Kai Makisara wrote:
> > On Tue, 29 Nov 2005, Ryan Richter wrote:
> > > This applies cleanly to 2.6.14.2, do you forsee any problems using it
> > > with that kernel? I'd like to not change too many things at once.
> > >
> > No, I don't see any potential problems applying this patch to 2.6.14.2.
> > There is nothing specific to 2.6.15-rc2.
> >
> > If someone sees that there is something wrong, please yell. The
> > main purpose of the patch is not to call release_buffering() at the end of
> > st_write() when starting asynchronous write and call it in
> > write_behind_check() instead.
>
> OK, thanks. I think I'll go ahead and advance to 2.6.14.3 since that
> should theoretically not cause any problems.
>
> One question: do you think the oopses that happened later that actually
> crashed the box were from damage caused by this bug or is that a
> different problem?
>
I looked at the oopses but, not knowing enough about what is happening
inside the kernel, I can only hope that they are caused by the st bug(s).
We will see after testing with the patch.

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Kai
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