Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56676
System lock with kernel2.4.9-13athlon and NTFS
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of Problem:
I am dual booting Windows 2000 (NTFS) and RH 7.2. I have recompiled the latest RH 7.2 kernel source (2.4.9-13athlon) and activated NTFS read-only file partition access. I can mount the NTFS partition using "mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/winc" and the command appears to work. If I then "ls /mnt/win" RH locks the whole machine. Sometimes it occurs the first time, sometimes after 3-4 ls's of different directories, but it happens every time (8-10 times so far). I have to hit the reset button and reboot, as there is no response from keyboard or mouse, and I am unable to ssh into the machine at that point.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. enable NTFS read-only in the kernel
2. ls to any directory on the NTFS partition (either by console or gui)
Machine completely stops responding...total lock.
Expect to be able to change directories on the mounted partition.
FIC AZ11E mainboard, based on the VIA KT133 and 686B chipset
AMD Athlon 1.1G CPU
*** Bug 57561 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I am seeing the same symptoms - see Bug #57561 for my info, inluding lscpi
output and a configuration file.
At least we are now sure it is not SMP, Athlon or 686-specific.
I had a similar problem with kernel2.4.9-13-21 and NTFS.
Trying with kernel 2.4.17 (vanilla) the module works fine.
Same here - no problem with vanilla 2.4.17
There's a reason NTFS isn't supported in the 7.2 kernels ;(
At that time it wasn't usable at all. It appears to be improving though....
I've had the same problem on a compaq laptop (Evo N400c) and kernel-2.4.9-21