Subject: SOFTDEP panic
To: NetBSD current-users <>
From: Bjoern Labitzke <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/13/1999 01:17:04

This is just an information, but there will be no PR, as I lack the time
and opportunity to retry this:

I have -current from Friday running on my i386-platform (P-II-266). The system
resides on a SCSI disk, I tried to copy to an IDE drive (jumpered as slave).
The amount of data was something around 500 MB to 1 GB. Both the source and
the target filesystem were FFS with softdep enabled. I had rebooted to make 
that known to the system. Suddenly the debugger came up. A trace showed:

panic: flush_pagedep_deps: flush 2 failed

I hope this piece might help someone find a problem. I am sorry that I can't
reproduce this, as one of the disks is gone from my system now.

Bye, Bjoern

Bjoern Labitzke  <>
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