Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 161995
kernel panic when rm -rf directory structure on tmpfs filesystem
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:18 EST
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Description of problem:
Quad processor AMD64 server 16GB memory
~8GB (1/2 of remaining memory) tmpfs filesystem mounted on /tmp
-Normal user copied an approximately 30MB directory hierarchy into /tmp.
file file dir dir file dir etc.
cp -rpd /home/foouser/foodir/ .
rm -rf foodir
after reboot, repeatable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.cp -rpd <directory_path>/foo/ .
3.rm -rf foo
Actual Results: kernel panic
Expected Results: directories/files deleted, no kernel panic
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 158956 ***
we've commited a fix to the u2 update stream. Could you please verify that it
fixes the panic. The kernel is at: http://people.redhat.com/~jbaron/rhel4/
(In reply to comment #2)
> Hi Brandon,
> we've commited a fix to the u2 update stream. Could you please verify that it
> fixes the panic. The kernel is at: http://people.redhat.com/~jbaron/rhel4/
I am no longer able to reproduce the kernel panic. We have re-created our
operational tmpfs filesystem and it will get some thorough usage...so I'll let
you know if we run into any problems <smirk>
Thank you for your excellent help.
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