Linux kernel oops after assertion failure in journal_start()

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Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 3


A Linux kernel oops occurs in jbd:journal_start after an assertion failure in journal_start() at fs/jbd/transaction.c:274: "handle->h_transaction->t_journal == journal".


This issue has been fixed in Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP4.

Additional Information

The issue usually occurs when changing the xattr of an inode during a journal transaction and is caused by not using the GFP_NOFS mode of kmalloc().


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  • Document ID:7001980
  • Creation Date: 21-Nov-2008
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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