Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66272
EXT3 Error, Kernel Assertion Failure.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:51 EST
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Description of problem:
The kernel from RedHat AS2.1 caused an EXT3 Error, which then seemed to kill any
process trying to access the filesystems. I built the kernel RPM on a Redhat
7.2 System simply buy doing a 'rpm -ba --target=i686 src.rpm' or so. The
machine is a Quad Xeon 700Mhz w/ 8GB of RAM and 2 Mylex RAID controllers.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Linux usw-sf-db1 2.4.9-e.3enterprise #1 SMP Wed May 29 12:12:37 PDT 2002 i686
Actual Results: usw-sf-db1 kernel: Assertion failure in
journal_write_metadata_buffer() at journal.c:372: "buffer_jdirty(jh2bh(jh_in))"
Expected Results: should have worked properly.
This machine is a large postgresql database server.
The kswapd changes released in 2.4.9-e.12 fix this problem.
Not sure if the original person who entered this bug has verified that it no
longer occurs, and I don't have enough information on how to reproduce it
myself, to make sure that it's gone.
As it's been about three months since this was supposed to be fixed, with no
comments saying it's still broken, I'm closing this. If the problem still
exists, please reopen.