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SubjectRe: [patch, -rc5-mm1] lock validator, fix NULL type->name bug
On Tue, 2006-05-30 at 13:11 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> Subject: lock validator, fix NULL type->name bug
> From: Ingo Molnar <>
> this should fix the bug reported Mike Galbraith: pass in a non-NULL
> mutex name string even if DEBUG_MUTEXES is turned off.

Well, yes and no. It cures the oops, and it almost boots. It passes
all tests, and gets to where we start mounting things...

kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hdc1, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.

[ BUG: possible circular locking deadlock detected! ]
mount/2545 is trying to acquire lock:
(&ni->mrec_lock){--..}, at: [<b13d1563>] mutex_lock+0x8/0xa

...and deadlocks.

I'll try to find out what it hates.


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