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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Oops with kernel 2.4.5 on heavy disk traffic
On Sun, 10 Jun 2001, Alexander Viro wrote:

> Please, apply. What's happing here is simple - we set i_ino by
> PID and get something out of range of per-process inode. Confusion
> follows... Fix: move initializing ->u.proc_i.task past the check.
> Then proc_delete_inode() will be happy with it.
> Alois, Bryce - that ought to fix the oopsen you see.


do I read this right: this is not a very critical bug?
In my case, it was 'top' which crashed twice (I was unable to reproduce
this while trying hard in the last 4 hours, after the original two cases).

Are any processes which are not - like top or ps - trying to read
the /proc file system likely to be affected by the bug?

I am a bit worried about applying 'unauthorized' kernel paches to my
server. This has created problems for me in the past.

So, it the bug is non critical, I would rather accept the occasional
crash of 'top' or 'ps' than playing around with kernel code.

Please, comment.


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