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SubjectRe: Boot failure with ext2 and initrds
On Wed, 15 Nov 2006, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
> Hugh Dickins wrote:
> >
> > 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?

That kind of thing, yes: my usual test, two repeated make -j20s of
a smallish kernel in 512MB RAM + 1or2GB swap, one in a tmpfs and
one in an ext2 backed by a looped tmpfs file. (When things go
badly wrong, little harm befalls the hard disk.)

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