Assertion failure in transaction.c

Theodore Ts'o tytso at
Fri Jul 16 17:46:45 UTC 2004

On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 05:41:19AM +0400, Ilya Balashov wrote:
> I am running Debian Potato with kernel 2.4.27-rc3 on a Sparc Server 20,
> 128MB RAM machine.
> After few hours I get the following error in the syslog kernel file
> Jul 15 01:09:25 mudshark kernel: Assertion failure in journal_stop() at
> transaction.c:1418: "journal_current_handle() == handle"

I can't say for sure, but the last couple of times I've had to track
down errors of this sort, it was caused by a kernel stack overflow
corrupting the journal_info pointer in the task structure.  I'd look
out for a misbehaving device driver that is using too much stack space.....

						- Ted

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