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SubjectRe: Linux v2.5.56
On Fri January 10 2003 21:47, Udo A. Steinberg wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 12:26:56 -0800 (PST) Linus Torvalds (LT) wrote:
> LT> Summary of changes from v2.5.55 to v2.5.56
> LT> ============================================
> Hello,
> I just got the following bug with 2.5.56 pretty much out of the blue:
> VFS: brelse: Trying to free free buffer
> buffer layer error at fs/buffer.c:1182
> Call Trace:
> [<c0147105>] __brelse+0x35/0x40

Presumably one of your filesystems is using htree (indexed directories).
It's a bug - nobody has found it yet.

The modestly good news is that I have found a workload which triggers it in
ten minutes, but I have not looked into it at all.

The modestly bad news is that e2fsprogs-1.32's mke2fs enables htree by
default. It really shouldn't be doing that - htree isn't ready yet.


dumpe2fs -h /dev/hda1 | grep dir_index

to see if htree is enabled.


tune2fs -O '^dir_index' /dev/hda1

to disable it.

There are no trmendously bad bugs in htree. Mainly this one (which _could_
cause crashes and scribbled directories) and a small memory leak on each

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