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SubjectOOPS caused by ext2 changes
Andrew Morton and I discused this earlier.  I have some more information 
now. The problem: "dbench 64" run on a small (~120meg) partition with
1k block sizes produces Oopses.

This changeset:
http://linus.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.5/patch@1.248.2.6?nav=index.html|ChangeSet|cset@1.248.2.6
is the culprit. Without it applied, none of this happens.
The errors:
VFS: brelse: Trying to free free buffer
EXT2-fs error (device sd(8,6)): ext2_free_blocks: bit already cleared
for block 101078
EXT2-fs error (device sd(8,6)): ext2_free_blocks: bit already cleared
for block 101077

Then, follows it up with a bunch of Oopses. I've included two of them
below, but it looks to me like the buffer_head chain is getting changed
unexpectedly.

for instance, this:
do {
bh->b_end_io = NULL;
tail = bh;
bh = bh->b_this_page;
} while (bh);
Oopses when bh is set to something invalid.
I can reproduce these pretty easily. They still happen in 2.5.8.

Oops: 0002
CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:[<c013ef60>] Not tainted
Using defaults from ksymoops -t elf32-i386 -a i386
EFLAGS: 00010246
eax: 02000820 ebx: c4aadbe8 ecx: 02000820 edx: 00000000
esi: 00000400 edi: 00000000 ebp: 00000400 esp: f5ed1e9c
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Stack: c4aadbe8 c013f271 c4aadbe8 00000400 fe0a7000 f5ed1ec4 c019e335
00000400
00000000 f5ed1ec4 f54e0e94 c012c0eb f54e0e8c 00000000 c4aadbe8
c4aadbe8
c4aadbe8 f54e0df0 c4aadbe8 00000400 c013fc42 f54e0df0 c4aadbe8
00000000
Call Trace: [<c013f271>] [<c019e335>] [<c012c0eb>] [<c013fc42>]
[<c0176440>]
[<c01752cc>] [<c0176440>] [<c0177cba>] [<c01486f0>] [<c01487ae>]
[<c010728b>]
Code: c7 40 38 00 00 00 00 89 c2 8b 40 28 85 c0 75 f0 89 4a 28 b8
>>EIP; c013ef60 <create_empty_buffers+30/60> <=====
Trace; c013f270 <__block_prepare_write+80/300>
Trace; c019e334 <radix_tree_insert+14/30>
Trace; c012c0ea <__add_to_page_cache+1a/70>
Trace; c013fc42 <block_prepare_write+22/70>
Trace; c0176440 <ext2_get_block+0/3c0>
Trace; c01752cc <ext2_make_empty+3c/110>
Trace; c0176440 <ext2_get_block+0/3c0>
Trace; c0177cba <ext2_mkdir+8a/100>
Trace; c01486f0 <vfs_mkdir+60/90>
Trace; c01487ae <sys_mkdir+8e/d0>
Trace; c010728a <syscall_call+6/a>
Code; c013ef60 <create_empty_buffers+30/60>
00000000 <_EIP>:
Code; c013ef60 <create_empty_buffers+30/60> <=====
0: c7 40 38 00 00 00 00 movl $0x0,0x38(%eax) <=====
Code; c013ef66 <create_empty_buffers+36/60>
7: 89 c2 mov %eax,%edx
Code; c013ef68 <create_empty_buffers+38/60>
9: 8b 40 28 mov 0x28(%eax),%eax
Code; c013ef6c <create_empty_buffers+3c/60>
c: 85 c0 test %eax,%eax
Code; c013ef6e <create_empty_buffers+3e/60>
e: 75 f0 jne 0 <_EIP>
Code; c013ef70 <create_empty_buffers+40/60>
10: 89 4a 28 mov %ecx,0x28(%edx)
Code; c013ef72 <create_empty_buffers+42/60>
13: b8 00 00 00 00 mov $0x0,%eax

EFLAGS: 00010202
eax: 00000008 ebx: f6349e50 ecx: f6ee6c00 edx: 00000008
esi: f4b1e800 edi: 00000003 ebp: f6349e68 esp: f6349e04
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Stack: c017651d 00000008 f6349e1c 00000003 00000003 00011a2a 00000000
c718fec0
000000f0 00000202 000000f0 c0132079 c718fec0 00000246 f6349e4c
00000000
f4f7859c 00000000 f4b1e740 f4f784b4 00000000 00000000 00000400
c013e179
Call Trace: [<c017651d>] [<c0132079>] [<c013e179>] [<c013e6d1>]
[<c013dd46>]
[<c013e904>] [<c013efa2>] [<c0176410>] [<c012eb90>] [<c0176410>]
[<c012cdc0>]
[<c013be26>] [<c013b8a0>] [<c013bbce>] [<c0108cf7>]
Code: 8b 42 14 85 c0 74 05 f0 ff 4a 14 c3 c7 44 24 04 a0 8b 26 c0
>>EIP; c013dea4 <__brelse+4/20> <=====
Trace; c017651c <ext2_get_block+10c/470>
Trace; c0132078 <kmem_cache_alloc+78/120>
Trace; c013e178 <create_buffers+68/100>
Trace; c013e6d0 <__block_prepare_write+110/290>
Trace; c013dd46 <balance_dirty+6/50>
Trace; c013e904 <__block_commit_write+b4/e0>
Trace; c013efa2 <block_prepare_write+22/80>
Trace; c0176410 <ext2_get_block+0/470>
Trace; c012eb90 <generic_file_write+500/750>
Trace; c0176410 <ext2_get_block+0/470>
Trace; c012cdc0 <file_read_actor+0/100>
Trace; c013be26 <sys_write+96/d0>
Trace; c013b8a0 <generic_file_llseek+0/d0>
Trace; c013bbce <sys_lseek+6e/80>
Trace; c0108cf6 <syscall_call+6/a>
Code; c013dea4 <__brelse+4/20>
00000000 <_EIP>:
Code; c013dea4 <__brelse+4/20> <=====
0: 8b 42 14 mov 0x14(%edx),%eax <=====
Code; c013dea6 <__brelse+6/20>
3: 85 c0 test %eax,%eax
Code; c013dea8 <__brelse+8/20>
5: 74 05 je c <_EIP+0xc> c013deb0
<__brelse+10/20>
Code; c013deaa <__brelse+a/20>
7: f0 ff 4a 14 lock decl 0x14(%edx)
Code; c013deae <__brelse+e/20>
b: c3 ret
Code; c013deb0 <__brelse+10/20>
c: c7 44 24 04 a0 8b 26 movl $0xc0268ba0,0x4(%esp,1)
Code; c013deb6 <__brelse+16/20>
13: c0


--
Dave Hansen
haveblue@us.ibm.com

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