Re: 1.2.9 lockup - more information

Don Parsons (
Wed, 28 Jun 1995 20:00:48 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 28 Jun 1995, Remy CARD wrote:
> >
> > Date: Tue, 27 Jun 1995 20:03:08 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: cloister bell <>

> > fs/ext2/inode.c, it looks like a "should never happen" condition.
> >
> > Remy? Do you agree?
> Yes. This is a ``should never happen'' condition which happens
> anyway :-) I do not understand how (and why) it happens though. BTW, a
> guy in Paris has the very same problem and I will soon try to make some
> testing on his machine. Finding and fixing the problem will be easier this
> way. I expect to be able to do it next week.
> > - Ted
> Remy
As you may have noticed, gnu.gcc.announce'd GCC-2.6.3 with bounds checking
today. This may find some problems if Linus and other kernel developers
haven't been using Checker or Purify, etc. It stated:
"You will need to have a fresh source tree for GCC 2.6.3. The patches
are located in
There is a README file there which you should read first."

Note, it is "Version 0.1 alpha."

Hopefully this is useful information, otherwise please ignore.

Don Parsons