Re: 1.2.9 lockup - more information

Ramon Garcia Fernandez (
Tue, 27 Jun 1995 16:00:08 +0000 (GMT)

> Hi,
> I posted my previous message too quickly! I didn't notice the following
> message in /var/adm/syslog:
> Kernel panic: EXT2-fs panic (device 22/1): ext2_find_entry: buffer head pointer is NULL
> This was the last message logged before the lockup. I hope this will
> help fix the bug. Thanks!
> How this message got logged is still not clear for me - panic() does an
> infinite loop so syslogd didn't have a chance to run after the panic...
> Just curious - could someone explain this to me?
> Marek
I had this error long time ago. After lot of hacking
I fond out that it was due to a directory that had
less size than a minimum (some number of blocks, I don't
remember). This error is not detected by e2fsck.

Please, tell it Remi Card, the maintainer of ext2 fs.