Re: Oops on 2.4.x invalid procfs i_ino value

From: William Lee Irwin III
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 19:49:27 EST

On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 04:49:44PM -0600, Brent Casavant wrote:
>> On a related note, if it matters, on about half the crash dumps I've
>> looked at, I see a pid of 0 has been assigned to a user process,
>> tripping this same problem. I suspect there's another bug somewhere
>> that's allowing a pid of 0 to be chosen in the first place -- but I
>> don't totally discount that this problem may lay in SGI's patches to
>> this particular kernel -- I'll need to take a more thorough look.

On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 04:38:35PM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> That's rather ominous. I'll pore over pid.c and see what's going on.
> Also, does the pid.c in your kernel version match 2.6.x-CURRENT?

Ouch, 2.4.21; this will be trouble. So next, what patches atop 2.4.21?

-- wli
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