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Bug#623212: ncpfs: Causes kernel tracelog with kernel 2.6.38


On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 09:04:18AM -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> severity 623212 important
> reassign 623212 src:linux-2.6 2.6.38-3
> tags 623212 + moreinfo
> quit
> Hi Andreas,
> Andreas Tille wrote:
> > since using linux-image-2.6.38-2-amd64 from testing I observed kernel
> > tracelogs when trying to access a Novell drive mounted via ncpfs.  The
> > following text was found in /var/log/syslog
> >
> > ------------[ cut here ]------------
> > kernel BUG at /build/buildd-linux-2.6_2.6.38-3-amd64-4XBLY6/linux-2.6-2.6.38/debian/build/source_amd64_none/fs/dcache.c:2134!
> This was most likely a bug in the ncpfs kernel module or related code,
> rather than a bug in the userspace tools.

I can confirm that I'm using

$ uname -a
Linux myhost 3.0.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Sat Aug 27 16:21:11 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux

now and at least for now I did not observed an immediate crash.

> I suspect it's fixed by now.  Can you confirm?

I'm tempted to confirm but would like to do some more tests to give a
final confirmation.
> If you get a chance to test with a squeeze kernel, that would also be
> useful.  (No other packages except the kernel image from outside
> wheezy/sid should be needed in order to perform that test.)

Unfortunately I do not control any squeeze machine inside this
environment any more.

Kind regards



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