Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55616
ext3 assertion failure with 2.4.9-7.4smp
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:59 EDT
Message on console is
Assertion failure in unmap_underlying_metadata() at buffer.c:1540:
Nothing at all special was being done on the ia64, mainly just sitting
there turned on. Also, am now unable to log in on the console and the
already logged in shell is reporting that it can't fork() anymore...
Unfortunately, nothing useful or interesting in syslog
The console message should include a backtrace. Did you capture that?
Unfortunately, there wasn't one
Did you have a serial console set up?
No, the machine is generally reinstalled on a multiple times a day basis for
anaconda testing... it just happened to actually sit turned on for a few days
for a change and I happened to notice it.
Is this box normally reliable? We do Cerberus testing on ia64 regularly and
have never seen anything like this, and the last time I got a bad b_jlist
report, it turned out to be bad ram.
Please reopen this bug if you can reproduce it.