Bug 66272 - EXT3 Error, Kernel Assertion Failure.
EXT3 Error, Kernel Assertion Failure.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Larry Woodman
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-06-06 19:36 EDT by Uriah Welcome
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-03 13:48:54 EDT
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Description Uriah Welcome 2002-06-06 19:36:56 EDT
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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

How reproducible:
Didn't try

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.

Additional info:

This machine is a large postgresql database server.
Comment 1 Larry Woodman 2003-06-23 13:16:15 EDT
The kswapd changes released in 2.4.9-e.12 fix this problem.

Larry Woodman
Comment 2 Suzanne Hillman 2003-10-02 14:43:52 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Suzanne Hillman 2003-10-03 13:48:54 EDT
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.

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