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    SubjectRe: Is there some bug in ext3 in 2.4.25?


    This sounds like memory corruption (which could be caused by a misbehaving
    driver or by flaky hardware) because transaction->t_ilist is not used at
    all by the kernel code. Did this box run stable with other kernels?

    I found a similar report from Michelle (CCed), which can be found at:

    Searching a bit more, I found another message from Michelle with
    topic "[SOLVED] Kernel-Bug (at checkpoint.c 587)"

    Unfortunately the said message is in German, which I can't understand.
    Michelle, can you clarify it for me?

    Stephen, Andrew, any idea how can transaction->t_ilist become not NULL?

    On Thu, 4 Mar 2004, Daniel Fenert wrote:

    > Message from syslogd@lazy at Thu Mar 4 08:31:58 2004 ...
    > lazy kernel: Assertion failure in __journal_drop_transaction() at
    > checkpoint.c:587: "transaction->t_ilist == NULL"
    > Networking still works, I've tried to login, but no luck here.
    > I've got one ssh console opened, and tried to reboot, but nothing happend, it
    > looks like it lost connection with hda :(
    > Where should I look for reason?
    > Machine as faaar away, and it's second or third time it hangs mysteriously,
    > the only difference is that this time I've got some console output.

    From Fri Mar 5 10:48:26 2004
    Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 08:03:29 +0100
    From: Daniel Fenert <>
    Subject: Re: Is there some bug in ext3 in 2.4.25?

    >Message from syslogd@lazy at Thu Mar 4 08:31:58 2004 ...
    >lazy kernel: Assertion failure in __journal_drop_transaction() at
    >checkpoint.c:587: "transaction->t_ilist == NULL"

    One more thing - it has happened when /var got full.

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