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Date:	Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:32:53 -0400
From:	Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu>
To:	Gary Hawco <ghawco@....net>
Cc:	Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com>,
	"linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org" <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Segmentation Faults with both 062608 snapshots

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 10:12:27PM +0000, Gary Hawco wrote:
> More on my segmentation problems. Just looking at the end of each kernel
> message, they always end with:
> EIP [XXXXX]  jbd2_journal_data_metadata-XXX

Hmm... any chance you can take a picture of the crash message with a
digital camera and post the jpg?  (I'm assuming you haven't been able
to capture the OOPS stack trace in /var/log/kern.log or
/var/log/messages or some such.)

> This occurs when I try to copy data from my main partition to a backup
> partition or make a tarball.

I am currently using the ext4 patch queue comit id #555132eb from
2008-06-30 13:04:35 -0400, and I can't reproduce it.  I just tried
backing up by isync mail directory to a tar.gz file and then restored
it, with no problems.  Both the source and backup partition are ext4
filesystems with flex_bg, meta_bg, and uninit_bg, located on separate
LVM logical volumes on my laptop.[1]

[1]  http://thunk.org/tytso/blog/2008/06/30/ext4-is-now-the-primary-filesystem-on-my-laptop/

The partition is mounted using mount options:

    noatime,errors=remount-ro,barrier=1,data=ordered

according to /proc/mounts.

The big difference between your mount options and mine is that I dont
have journal_async_commit as a mount option.  Which would be largely
moot for me since LVM doesn't support barrier operations. :-(  :-(  :-(

You seem to be able to reproduce the problem at will.  Could you try
removing te journal_sync_commit option and see if it makes the problem
go away?  That would be very interesting if it were the case...

   	       	     	     		       - Ted
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