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Description of problem:
We are currently writing about 1MB per second of data, and creating and
deleting about 600+ inodes per second. The following OOPS shows that the
problem occurs in the 2.4.20-18.7smp kernel. Tracing the code, it appears that
if inode_has_buffers(inode) returns true then the BUG is thrown.
We are running with ext3 fs, and my guess would be that the problem exists in
one of the following situations:
The process grows, to the point where it is using more memory, and it tickles
something in the virtual memory which corrupts the inode->i_dirty_buffers list
so that the i_dirty_buffers are in fact not empty. ( This is a conjecture based
on the fact that the ext3 journaling doesn't store the i_dirty_buffers info with
the inode itself ).
The other possibility is that such a high I/O rate is somehow corrupting the
journaling, causeing the same type of issue.
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kernel BUG at inode.c:126!
invalid operand: 0000
e1000 ipt_REJECT ipt_state ip_conntrack iptable_filter ip_tables
usb-ohci usbcore ext3 jbd aacraid sd_mod scsi_mod CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:[<c015b840>] Not tainted
EIP is at destroy_inode [kernel] 0x10 (2.4.20-18.7smp)
eax: 00000001 ebx: d913ab80 ecx: 00000001 edx: d913ab80
esi: d913ab80 edi: f8859b00 ebp: dd330a80 esp: c4667ef8
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Process ecelerity (pid: 17532, stackpage=c4667000)
Stack: d913ab80 c015d0f5 d913ab80 ffffffff e41d2980 dd330b00 c024a7cc
dd330a80 d913ab80 e41d2980 c015aec6 d913ab80 dd330b00 c4666000 fffffff0
e41d2980 c4666000 00000000 c01530f0 dd330a80 00000000 d6706780 c4667f9c
e41d2980 Call Trace: [<c015d0f5>] iput [kernel] 0x275 (0xc4667efc))
[<c015aec6>] d_delete [kernel] 0x66 (0xc4667f20))
[<c01530f0>] vfs_unlink [kernel] 0x1e0 (0xc4667f40))
[<c0150b80>] cached_lookup [kernel] 0x10 (0xc4667f58))
[<c0151c3a>] lookup_hash [kernel] 0x4a (0xc4667f68))
[<c01531b9>] sys_unlink [kernel] 0x89 (0xc4667f88))
[<c0108be3>] system_call [kernel] 0x33 (0xc4667fc0))
Code: 0f 0b 7e 00 ba 95 25 c0 8b 83 9c 00 00 00 8b 40 20 8b 40 04
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Not really reproducible, has happened twice though.
Actual Results: Same thing, kernel oops.
Expected Results: No kernel oops.
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