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From: David Chinner <>
To: Chris Knadle <>
Subject: Re: assfail during unmount xfs [from 2.6.24.y git]
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 09:46:45 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 11:29:07PM -0500, Chris Knadle wrote:
> During the final unmount before reboot there was an assertion failure from XFS 
> leading to the debug output below; I've included what was available on the 
> screendump, which I handwrote + transcribed.  [I also have screenshots from a 
> 2.1 MP camera -- they're slightly ugly but usable.]  CONFIG_KEXEC was not 
> compiled in, so I was uanble to get a crashdump via SysRq.  I'm sending this 
> along in case someone working on the XFS fs can find + fix a bug.  I'm not 
> sending the kernel config in this first post just as not to spam everybody 
> with it if it's not needed -- if desired just ask and I'll send it.
> Source used: 2.6.24.y from git --
> This is on my Desktop box, x86 system -- single P4 CPU @ 2.6 GHz, IDE disk 
> attached to an onboard HighPoint HPT370 controller, and running Debian Sid.
> When replying please CC me, as I am not currently subscribed to the list.
> Assertion failed: atomic_read(&mp->m_active_trans) == 0, file: 
> fs/xfs/xfs_vfsops.c, line: 708

Known problem. Race in the VFS w.r.t. read-only remounts:

The fix for the problem lies outside XFS:


Dave Chinner
Principal Engineer
SGI Australian Software Group

  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-07 22:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-03-07  4:29 Chris Knadle
2008-03-07 22:46 ` David Chinner [this message]
2008-03-08 20:55   ` Chris Knadle
2008-03-09 22:18     ` David Chinner
2008-03-10  6:10       ` Christoph Hellwig

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