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    SubjectRe: kernel BUG at fs/ext/super.c:428
    On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:29:37AM -0800, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
    > On Wed, 2009-01-14 at 11:16 -0800, Pallipadi, Venkatesh wrote:
    > > On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 08:40:59PM -0800, Theodore Tso wrote:
    > > > On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 02:48:13AM +0000, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > > > >> Well, Arjan's commit, efaee192: "async: make the final inode deletion
    > > > >> an asynchronous event", does change how inodes get deleted, and this
    > > > >> looks like a race where an inode is getting deleted during the umount.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> So I would try reverting commit efaee192 and see if it fixes things
    > > > >> before starting a full bisect...
    > > > >
    > > > > the commit is already reverted before rc1
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > Ah, right. I see, the async infrastructure is still in fs/super.c,
    > > > but the actual code to insert deleted inodes onto the s_async_list was
    > > > removed in commit b32714b. Sorry, that confused me.
    > > >
    > > > OK, so assuming that Venkatesh was using something post-rc1, I can't
    > > > suggest anything other than a full bisect. Sorry....
    > > >
    > >
    > > Below is the result of full bisect
    > >
    > > 38d47c1b7075bd7ec3881141bb3629da58f88dab is first bad commit
    > > commit 38d47c1b7075bd7ec3881141bb3629da58f88dab
    > > Author: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
    > > Date: Fri Sep 26 19:32:20 2008 +0200
    > >
    > > futex: rely on get_user_pages() for shared futexes
    > >
    > > On the way of getting rid of the mmap_sem requirement for shared futexes,
    > > start by relying on get_user_pages().
    > >
    > > Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
    > > Acked-by: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
    > > Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
    > >
    > > :040000 040000 029e79e0a7421438c2a7437dd210a1acf40b6c29 b581716762c1952c0f515fac642690514e7224b7 M include
    > > :040000 040000 5f604b60974dbb9b0ac1a0910234f28c43a5e691 10c576cabe7eae661501ec38861a0f7488d5353b M kernel
    >
    > However does a futex change make ext3 crap its pants?
    >
    > Is there anything more to it than start the machine, and reboot?

    Just system startup and reboot is enough to reproduce the problem. And 100%
    reproducible. So, does seem to be any timing involved either.

    Thanks,
    Venki


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