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SubjectRe: 2.4.11-pre2 fs/buffer.c: invalidate: busy buffer
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In article <20011002190547.A3323@cm.nu>, Shane Wegner  <shane@cm.nu> wrote:
>
>I am getting the following out of fs/buffer.c immediately
>after bootup. The kernel is 2.4.11-pre2 when the message
>was added.
>
>Oct 2 17:35:08 continuum kernel: invalidate: busy buffer
>Oct 2 17:35:08 continuum last message repeated 7 times
>
>I assume this is an error though it doesn't seem to say so.

Well, it's an error, but it's an error in that LVM invalidates the block
devices a bit too much, and the message really tells you that the code
refused to invalidate stuff that must not be invalidated.

It's harmless, although I hope that the LVM people will become a bit
less invalidation-happy as a result of the warning (it's always happened
before, it just hasn't warned about it in earlier kernels).

Linus
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