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SubjectRe: Boot failure with ext2 and initrds
On Tue, 14 Nov 2006, Mel Gorman wrote:
> 2.6.19-rc5-mm2
>
> Am seeing errors with systems using ext2. First machine is a plan old x86
> using initramfs. Console output looks like;
> ...
> Configuring network interfaces...BUG: soft lockup detected on CPU#3!
> ...
> [<c01b3b80>] ext2_try_to_allocate+0xdb/0x152
> [<c01b3e72>] ext2_try_to_allocate_with_rsv+0x4b/0x1b2
>
> I've not investigated yet what patches might be at fault.

I expect you'll find it's
ext2-reservations-bring-ext2-reservations-code-in-line-with-latest-ext3.patch
which gets stuck in a loop there for me too: back it out and all seems fine.

It's not obvious which part of the patch is to blame: mostly it's
cleanup, but a few variables do change size: I'm currently narrowing
down to where a fix is needed.

Hugh
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