Subject: Re: panic: softdep_update_inodeblock: update failed
To: Olaf Seibert <>
From: Paul Dokas <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/10/2001 11:04:01
On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 05:40:37PM +0100, Olaf Seibert wrote:
> panic: softdep_update_inodeblock: update failed
> stopped in tar at _softdep_update_inodeblock+0x135:	ret
> db>
> I was extracting the kernel sources onto a partition with softdeps,
> using a GENERIC vax 1.5.2 kernel.
> -Olaf.

I got something very similar with a kernel built with 11/7 source.  It
seemed to panic nearly at random, but usually when a fair amount of IO
was happening (like doing a make build).

I can reproduce this behavior.

Paul Dokas                                  
Don Juan Matus:  "an enigma wrapped in mystery wrapped in a tortilla."