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Re: Assertions in ext2fs

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: Assertions in ext2fs
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 14:46:51 -0400 (EDT)

> I have triggered two assertions in ext2fs (both were on the root
> partition):
>  - ext2fs/pager.c:793:  This occured during a long build (the src and
>    build directories were on other partitions).
>  - ext2fs/inode.c:722:  cp -R foo* ~ from a second partition onto the
>    root partition.

These both make me suspect something like memory clobberation,
or perhaps using a stale `struct node' that has been freed.

Maybe you can hack the code to print out some details about the offending
struct node's contents before crashing, and a stack trace.  

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