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Re: Problems with file corruption on C240

On 7 Aug 2005, at 19:53, Grant Grundler wrote:

On Sun, Aug 07, 200n at 11:03:03AM +0100, James Stocks wrote:

Thanks for your reply.  OK, I changed my sources.list to unstable
(couldn't find the 2.6.10 kernel in stable) and did 'apt-get install
kernel-image-2.6.10-1-32' then 'ls -l /boot' to verify it was there:


and ran 'palo'.  After rebooting, uname -a reported 'Linux heavy
2.6.10-1-32 #1 Mon Jan 24 03:53:09 EST 2005 parisc GNU/Linux'.  I ran
'stress --hdd 1 --cpu 1 --io 1 --vm 1 -t 6000 &' and within a couple
of minutes, got a kernel panic (retyped from screen):

Thanks for typing in the whole mess.


 IAOQ[0]: alloc_slabmgmt+0x30/0x6c
 IAOQ[1]: alloc_slabmgmt+0x30/0x6c
 RP(r2): cache_grow+0x4d/0x1ac

This looks like a bug that was recently fixed:
http://lists.parisc-linux.org/pipermail/parisc-linux-cvs/2005-July/ 035965.html

What should I do?

Two things.
First, run "reportbug kernel-image-2.6.10-1-32".


Secondly, you can try a bleeding edge kernel from here:



One week later and I've finally had the chance to put your advice into practice. As you said, the bleeding edge kernel did not work. I ran "reportbug kernel-image-2.6.10-1-32", but this added a report to the local mail queue and I don't yet know how to configure exim (postfix is my weapon of choice).

In short, I replaced the original HDD with a 9.1 GB Seagate drive and this seems to have cured the problem. My C240 has now been solid for 2 days with the stock 2.6.8-2-32 kernel, so I'm a happy chap :-)


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