[OpenAFS] Re: kernel panic in on rhel6

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Fri, 12 Aug 2011 11:01:03 -0500

On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 10:11:27 -0400
Aaron Knister <aaronk@umbc.edu> wrote:

> I know everyone's busy, but out of curiosity has anybody had a chance
> to look at this? Could it be that it's not even an AFS bug, but a
> linux kernel issue? I'm getting ready to put a webserver into
> production and am concerned because I can reliably trigger the
> mentioned kernel panic using "ab".

I don't think it's likely that it's a linux kernel issue. If you want
something to try, you can try applying these two patches:


Those fix what may be a similar issue, but I'm not really sure if it's
the same thing as here. If that doesn't do it (it's good that you have a
reliable way of reproducing this), we'll need to look more closely at
the core (if you don't want to provide it since it probably contains
file data, instructions can probably be provided, though it's a lot more
detailed than what we've done so far). Or we can proably go the route of
giving you debug patches, but I'm not quite sure what to add quite yet.

Andrew Deason