Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 49106
"ext3_write_inode: inside transaction!" errors while running cerberus
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
While running stress-kernel-0.9-19.i386.rpm on fairfax beta 1, console
reports "ext3_write_inode: inside transaction!" continually. Interspersed
among these messages is another stating: "journal_commit_transaction:
odd-- more buffers."
This behaviour was observed on a 6400 w/ beta1, perc3dc raid 1 container,
5GB ram, ENTERPRISE kernel, 2GB swap, and bios A08. Errors appeared after
two hours of cerberus.
I've also seen the "ext3" error occur twice over a 4 day period on a 2500
w/ beta1, perc3dc raid 5 container, SMP kernel, 128MB ram, 2GB swap, bios A04.
Error has not appeared on a 1550 w/ beta1, running UP kernel, perc3dc raid
0 container, 512MB ram, 2GB swap, bios A02 after 2 days of cerberus.
In summary, error occurs numerous times with enterprise kernel, a couple of
times with smp kernel, and not at all with up kernel.
Didn't try, but observed on more than one platform.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set up stated configuration, or possibly others.
2.Install and begin stress-kernel-0.9-19.i386.rpm
3.Appears will appear at console.
Actual Results: Stated errors at console
Expected Results: No errors
This defect considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.
Those are simply debugging messages which escaped into the wild. They are all
harmless and are removed in current versions of ext3. The next beta kernel will
have them all removed.