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SubjectRe: 2.4.22-pre lockups (now decoded oops for pre10)

> > You seem to be getting corruptions in at least 2 days for now, though.
> > And reiserfs seems to trigger the problem even faster (and may be
> > even more faster if you enable CONFIG_REISERFS_CHECK).
> well, I have an idea how to find out more about these verify problem. Basically
> I would try to patch tar to ouput the differing areas to stdout in hexdump
> format or the like. Only I need some time to make this work out. I hope to find
> some pattern about this corruption.

Yes, that would be interesting.

> > > If we can add "ext3 does not crash" to the list, then I really hope we can
> > > use some brain and give good selection of patches between 2.4.20 and 2.4.21
> > > that may cause the troubles.
> > There were not much changes in reiserfs. All those patches can easily be
> > reverted just for verification purposes. Let me know when you are ready/want
> > to test this variant and I will send you a diff.
> Hm, my primary belief is that something _around_ reiserfs has changed
> semantics.

Well. Might be, but this is unlikely. And I do not remember anything like that.
I will take a closer look, though.

> > > If possible I can then patch out all of them and retry. So there is much
> > > less time spent for testing.
> > > I mean, have you looked at the length of this thread already?
> > Yes, I did.
> > Now if only we can get someone to reproduce your problems...
> Hm, I believe nobody in fact tried a setup like mine. As I have clear
> indication that I can trigger it simply by using an SMP box, installing SuSE
> 8.2, compiling stock 2.4.22-rc2 kernel exporting some reiserfs to a nfs-client
> of your choice and starting copying data with sizes around 100GB back and
> forth.

sounds like quite typical setup for some tasks (like clusters I guess).

> > > > Probably it would be easier for you to make it crash (if there are crash
> > > > possibility at all) if you enable JBD debugging.
> > > I have never seen this in real life. Is it possible to turn this on when
> > > handling >100 GB of data or will some debug output flood the box?
> > It only enables some more checks, not debug output.
> Does this work for ext3, reiserfs or both?

This works for ext3
For reiserfs we have similar compile time option that is called

Thank you for all the time and efforts you are putting into finding out
the cause.

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