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    SubjectRe: 2.5.46: kernel BUG at kernel/timer.c:333!
    Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
    > I can reliably crash 2.5.X on one of our newsservers (dual PIII/450, GigE,
    > lots of disk- and network I/O).
    > The last crash I posted here was a bit garbled. So I tried again,
    > this one is clean. Crash appears to be timer related ?
    > kernel BUG at kernel/timer.c:333!

    There are timer fixes in Linus's current tree. The problem which
    they address could cause this BUG.

    > Debug: sleeping function called from illegal context at include/asm/semaphore.h:119
    > Call Trace:
    > [<c0117be8>] __might_sleep+0x54/0x58
    > [<c013578c>] set_shrinker+0x3c/0x7c
    > [<c01686b4>] mb_cache_create+0x1c4/0x244
    > [<c0168380>] mb_cache_shrink_fn+0x0/0x170
    > [<c01050ab>] init+0x47/0x1ac
    > [<c0105064>] init+0x0/0x1ac
    > [<c0106e8d>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0xc

    That's different. A fix for this is in Linus's tree.

    So.. Please grab an update from
    or retest 2.5.47.
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