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Bug#682007: [squeeze-backports] NULL pointer dereference in __fscache_read_or_alloc_pages

Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> 2012-07-20 11:25:
merge 682116 682007


Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> 2012-07-19 13:32:
On Thu, 2012-07-19 at 13:37 +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:

We don't support proprietary stuff. Please remove and try again.

To be clear, Bastian is referring to the proprietary kernel module

I think this stance is too aggressive.  Testing without the modules we
do not support can certainly help, but in cases like this where the
proprietary module is not likely to be related, I'd rather hear about
problems earlier than have submitters wait until they have time to
reproduce without.

Luckily this has been reproduced without the nvidia module, so

Rhaoul writes:

	This is reproducable using "grep -r abc *" inside a directory with
	   9541 files (no sym- or hardlinks, no block or character special files) in
	   1524 directories
	(PHP MODX installation)

Brian, is it reproducible for you, too?

Thanks for the test. Unfortunately, I'm on my way out of town for a couple of days and didn't have time to look at this closely. I'll get back to you with some proper results on this sometime next week.

What is the newest kernel you tried that did not have this problem?

I don't recall having this level of problems with 3.2.1-2~bpo60+1, but maybe it was just less frequent and I didn't notice it.


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