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SubjectRe: Recurring Oops in 2.2.12-20smp plus ext2_free_blocks.
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Hi,

Alan Cox wrote:
> > I'd like to find more detail of the rare corruption so I can see if
> > it matches what we're experiencing, is it more likely with an SMP
> > machine, etc. Is there an archive of patches that go into a
> > particular version anywhere?
>
> No but all pre releases can be found in
> pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/..
>
> There are a lot of other ways you can see stuff that results in
> dcache corruption that isnt the cause - everything from hardware to
> scribbles by drivers

If it was hardware, say one of the two processors was flaky, wouldn't I
expect to see corrupted pointers being dereferenced in other sections
of code or is the dcache data structure particular susceptible?


Ralph.

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