ext3 kernel panic

Eric Sandeen sandeen at redhat.com
Wed Feb 25 19:21:06 UTC 2009

Jack Neely wrote:

> I'm caught between a rock and a hard place due to the EMC PowerPath
> binary only kernel crack.  Which makes it painful to both me and my
> customers to regularly upgrade the kernel.  Not to mention the EMC
> supportability matrix of doom.
> I have 11 other imap servers configured identically that are not
> regularly panicing.  I'm trying to figure out what specifically could be
> affecting this one machine or that isn't affecting the others.  The only
> change log entry that seems close is:
>     - fix O_SYNC EIO error propagation through ext3/jbd (Stephen
>       Tweedie)
> from kernel-2.4.21-34.EL.  Is that anywhere close?

I kind of doubt it; as I said, I don't see anything in the changelogs
that looks immediately relevant...


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