Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65179
Kernel crash from Assertion failure in __journal_file_buffer()
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
While running ssh in gnome the machine hung up and I got this message on the
May 19 14:33:27 kernel: Assertion failure in __journal_file_buffer() at
transaction.c:1960: "jh->b_transaction == transaction || jh->b_transaction == 0"
The X then completely froze up and it would not respawn with ctrl-alt-backspace.
I also couldn't get a login on a virtual console. I pressed control-alt-delete
to try to reboot and got a message again and again that apm couldn't enter
Eventually I switched the power off.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):2.4.9-31
Did you manage to capture any more of the oops message?
This particular error has been seen in the past, but pretty much every single
case has been tracked down to faulty hardware. I'd suggest memtest86 as a first
Without the rest of the oops, it's not really possible for me to eliminate
software as a fault. There have been a few small bug fixes since 2.4.9-31, but
none that I can think of that match this particular footprint. I'd really need
more information to go any further with this one.