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Date:	Fri, 05 Oct 2007 07:54:17 -0700
From:	Badari Pulavarty <>
To:	Valerie Clement <>
Cc:	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	ext4 development <>,
Subject: Re: 2.6.23-rc9: Oops in cache_alloc_refill()  mm/slab.c

On Fri, 2007-10-05 at 15:41 +0200, Valerie Clement wrote:
> Badari Pulavarty wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-10-04 at 18:13 +0200, Valerie Clement wrote:
> >> While running ffsb tests on my ext4 filesystem, I got an Oops in 
> >> cache_alloc_refill().
> >> I turned on SLAB debugging and here is the message I got:
> >>
> >> slab: Internal list corruption detected in cache 'buffer_head'(30), 
> >> slabp ffff81007e100100(1515870810). Hexdump:
> > 
> > slabp->inuse = 1515870810 looks bogus. Is this easily reproducible ?
> Hi Badari,
> Thanks for your answer.
> I didn't reproduce it without the latest ext4 patches. So I suspect a 
> bug in one of them.
> But how debugging this?
> Which other debug traces can I turn on?

Let me understand. You applied latest ext4 patchsets ? If so, Mingming
has some slab-cleanup changes in the patchset. You can try backing them
out and see. 


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