Subject: ext2fs_write crashing (build: head snapshot 200601060000Z)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Aravind Gottipati <email@example.com>
Date: 01/11/2006 00:56:31
I am sharing a local ext2 partition (/home) between my linux and NetBSD
instances. The partition mounts just fine and is usable for the most
part. I say "most" because it crashed one time while running firefox,
but that may have been my mistake.
The problem I have is that the NetBSD kernel crashes when I try to use
fetchmail+procmail to get my mail. From the console, I can see that it
is crashing while procmail is copying mail to my home directory. The
message indicates that it is crashing in the ext2fs_writer in the
kernel. I have verified that the ext2 file system itself is clean
(fsck). The same fetchmail+procmail combination works fine under
linux. It also works fine if the /home is a UFS filesystem.
Also normal reads and writes (like a wget or cp) in the /home directory
work just fine. Its only the procmail (with a ext2 /home) that triggers
this problem. I'd appreciate any help on this.