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SubjectRe: Boot failure with ext2 and initrds
Hugh Dickins wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006, Hugh Dickins wrote:
>> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006, Andrew Morton wrote:
>>> The below might help.
>> Indeed it does (with Martin's E2FSBLK warning fix),
>> seems to be running well on all machines now.
>
> i386 and ppc64 still doing builds, but after an hour on x86_64,
> an ld got stuck in a loop under ext2_try_to_allocate_with_rsv,
> alternating between ext2_rsv_window_add and rsv_window_remove.

Ugh. What test are you doing? kernel compile in a tight loop forever?

Andrew, do you want to drop the set for now, and we can try and
debug it outside of -mm? No reason to break your tree if we don't
have to ...

> Send me a patch and I'll try it...
>
> ext2_try_to_allocate_with_rsv+0x288
> ext2_new_blocks+0x21e
> ext2_get_blocks+0x398
> ext2_get_block+0x46
> __block_prepare_write+0x171
> block_prepare_write+0x39
> ext2_prepare_write+0x2c
> generic_file_buffered_write+0x2b0
> __generic_file_aio_write_nolock+0x4bc
> generic_file_aio_write+0x6d
> do_sync_write+0xf9
> vfs_write+0xc8
> sys_write+0x51

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