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SubjectRe: panic in reiserfs: _get_block_create_0 gets bh_result->b_data = NULL

On Friday, November 03, 2000 15:56:36 +0000 Tigran Aivazian <> wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Nov 2000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:
>> Hi Hans,
>> Simply starting the validation phase of SPEC SFS with NFS mounted reiserfs
>> filesystem panics as shown in the log below. A quick look at the source
>> suggests that _get_block_create_0() (and therefore, more generally,
>> reiserfs_get_block()) was passed a buffer head bh_result with ->b_data =
>> NULL. So, we panic at line 256 of fs/reiserfs/inode.c when doing:
>> memset (bh_result->b_data, 0, inode->i_sb->s_blocksize)

Ok, I've tracked these down to a few places in our tail handling code. Working on the fixes now.

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