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SubjectRe: 2.6.30-rc2-git2: Reported regressions from 2.6.29
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On Friday 17 April 2009, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> * Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > I think you put this in the wrong regression pile:
> >
> > > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13112
> > > Subject : Oops in drain_array
> > > Submitter : Bart <mmx@riz.pl>
> > > Date : 2009-04-14 10:21 (3 days old)
> > > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=123970493224628&w=4
> >
> > Hmm. This one seems like it should be in the "since 2.6.28" camp, since if
> > I read that one right, it happens with 2.6.29.1.
> >
> > (I mean sure, it might be new since 2.6.29, but it sounds more likely that
> > it's already in 2.6.29)
>
> I'd suspect it's possibly hardware related:
>
> http://www.kerneloops.org/search.php?search=free_block&btnG=Function+Search
>
> Look at the very similar call signatures - spanning almost all
> kernels back to v2.6.16. There's one spike at .27 - perhaps the same
> box trying up hard and crashing several times - or a popular distro
> kernel?
>
> Or it's a really ancient bug going back to v2.6.16.

I have moved this one onto the list of regressions from 2.6.28. When it is
confirmed that the bug is older, I'll drop it from there.

Thanks,
Rafael


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