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Bug#261893: kernel-image-2.6.6-1-generic: Kernel bug at mm/slab.c:1530

On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 11:36:09PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 11:33:31PM +0200, Jan-Jaap van der Heijden wrote:
> > I don't think placing a strategic printk() qualifies as a fix though :-)
> > Maybe GCC is to blame here. I'm using gcc 3.3.4-6sarge1.0.1 (current from 
> > testing)
> This indeed smells like a compiler bug
> > Is it safe to use GCC 3.4.1 on this kernel?
> GCC 3.4.1 works fine for me on powerpc.  I'd suggest you try all
> available compilers (2.95, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 should be in Debian IIRC)

I can confirm that rebuilding with GCC 3.4.1 made the ext3 oops go away.
  Linux version 2.6.8-1-generic (janjaap@elevation) (gcc version 3.4.1 (Debian 3.4.1-4sarge1)) #1 Tue Sep 7 15:40:36 CEST 2004

I'll stresstest it a bit later.

I'm getting a lot of these:
  include/asm/spinlock.h:114: warning: matching constraint does not allow a register

I also built with GCC 3.4.1 on Alpha. This tree contains lots of
fixes for compilation with gcc 3.4 and gcc-cvs. It builds without a lot of

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