Re: 2.4.4 SMP: spurious EOVERFLOW "Value too large for defined data type"

From: Daniel Elstner (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 15:09:43 EST

Hi again,

the problem occurs only after setting up a parallel build tree with
lndir, removing the whole symlink tree, and running lndir again.
Maybe an reiserfs bug?

-- Daniel

> With kernel 2.4.4 SMP, I get some spurios errors from several
> user-space programs. Unfortunately it's hard to reproduce, I had most
> luck with the XFree86-4.0.3 build. When doing `make World', soon cpp0
> (called by imake) dies with the following error message:
> cpp0: : Value too large for defined data type
> The message seems to correspond to EOVERFLOW in gcc's libiberty.
> When calling imake directly, it fails 1 out of 10-20 times.
> I couldn't reproduce this with calling cpp directly.
> I also got a lot of that messages once at shutdown,
> as init was trying to umount /proc.
> The error occurs neither with 2.4.3 SMP nor with 2.4.4 UP.
> (I'm using reiserfs, too.)
> dual P3 866
> gcc version 2.95.4 20010319 (prerelease)
> binutils 2.11
> glibc 2.2.3
> Could you please give me further advice how to track this down?
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