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Date:	Tue, 12 Jun 2007 11:54:42 +1000
From:	Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@...oo.com.au>
To:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
CC:	Eric Sesterhenn / Snakebyte <snakebyte@....de>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [BUG] fs/buffer.c:1821 in 2.6.22-rc4-mm2

Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Jun 2007 17:57:14 +0200 Eric Sesterhenn / Snakebyte <snakebyte@....de> wrote:
> 
> 
>>hi,
>>
>>i got the following BUG while running the syscalls.sh
>>from ltp-full-20070531 on an ext3 partition, it is easily reproducible
>>for me
>>
>>[  476.338068] ------------[ cut here ]------------
>>[  476.338223] kernel BUG at fs/buffer.c:1821!
>>[  476.338324] invalid opcode: 0000 [#1]
>>[  476.338423] PREEMPT 
>>[  476.338665] Modules linked in:
>>[  476.338833] CPU:    0
>>[  476.338836] EIP:    0060:[<c01a1914>]    Not tainted VLI
>>[  476.338840] EFLAGS: 00010202   (2.6.22-rc4-mm2 #1)
>>[  476.339206] EIP is at __block_prepare_write+0x64/0x410
>>[  476.339311] eax: 00000001   ebx: c136fbb8   ecx: c07faf28   edx:
>>00000001
>>[  476.339417] esi: c1dc9040   edi: c32d2dfc   ebp: c3733db8   esp:
>>c3733d50
>>[  476.339584] ds: 007b   es: 007b   fs: 0000  gs: 0033  ss: 0068
>>[  476.339690] Process vmsplice01 (pid: 7680, ti=c3733000 task=c351ed60
>>task.ti=c3733000)
>>[  476.339796] Stack: c3733d70 c0143e76 c1a0eab0 00000046 00000000
>>c2509d64 00000cd8 c136fbb8 
>>[  476.340675]        c32d2dfc 00000296 c02313b6 c1086088 00000050
>>c02313b6 c1dc9040 c2509d50 
>>[  476.341491]        c1dc9054 c3733dc4 c02313e9 c3733dbc c015728d
>>c32d2f0c 00000000 c136fbb8 
>>[  476.342371] Call Trace:
>>[  476.342565]  [<c01a1d83>] block_write_begin+0x83/0xf0
>>[  476.342804]  [<c0207778>] ext3_write_begin+0xc8/0x1c0
>>[  476.342987]  [<c01595bf>] pagecache_write_begin+0x4f/0x150
>>[  476.343243]  [<c019db3b>] pipe_to_file+0x9b/0x170
>>[  476.343418]  [<c019d4b0>] __splice_from_pipe+0x70/0x260
>>[  476.343654]  [<c019d6e8>] splice_from_pipe+0x48/0x70
>>[  476.343828]  [<c019d9f8>] generic_file_splice_write+0x88/0x130
>>[  476.344066]  [<c019d267>] do_splice_from+0xb7/0xc0
>>[  476.344240]  [<c019ea51>] sys_splice+0x1a1/0x230
>>[  476.344474]  [<c01043be>] sysenter_past_esp+0x5f/0x99
>>[  476.344656]  [<ffffe410>] 0xffffe410
>>[  476.344882]  =======================
>>[  476.344984] INFO: lockdep is turned off.
>>[  476.345084] Code: 00 0f 97 c2 e8 ee 2f 22 00 85 c0 74 04 0f 0b eb fe
>>31 d2 b8 28 af 7f c0 81 7d 08 00 10 00 00 0f 97 c2 e8 d0 2f 22 00 85 c0
>>74 04 <0f> 0b eb fe 8b 55 08 39 55 b0 0f 97 c0 0f b6 d0 b8 0c af 7f c0 
>>[  476.350365] EIP: [<c01a1914>] __block_prepare_write+0x64/0x410 SS:ESP
>>0068:c3733d50
> 
> 
> Yep, vmsplice01 is not supported on -mm kernels ;)
> 
> Nick has a protofix but I don't think it's been tested yet.

Yeah, sorry I didn't catch that after you merged :P
This should be the correct bugfix attached -- it is just a typo.

-- 
SUSE Labs, Novell Inc.

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