Re: [Linux-NTFS-Dev] ntfs OOPS (2.5.63)

Randy.Dunlap (
Fri, 7 Mar 2003 09:17:20 -0800

On Fri, 7 Mar 2003 08:52:42 +0100 (MET) Szakacsits Szabolcs <> wrote:

| On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
| > I tried to decode the disassembly, got lots of it done,
| > but I bogged down on something that may be outside of the
| > NTFS realm. I have ALL kernel hacking options enabled
| > (=y), and it's a bit hairy (for me) to decode all of the
| > extra/added code, and this may be where the oops is
| > happening. Dunno really, just wanted to warn you.
| This was one of the issues I suspected (lots of hacking option) and
| asked for .config also. Your __ntfs_init_inode was *huge* and the oops
| Code didn't resembled to any of written in __ntfs_init_inode ...
| unless you have some hardware issue (bit flips, memory/CPU, etc). When
| I have time I'll also take a closer look. I don't exclude some
| alignment issues either ...

BTW, I think that this would be a reasonable reason (huh?) to dismiss
this bug against NTFS -- i.e., if it's found to be a problem in general
kernel debug helpers. Still be nice to find where it happened,
of course.

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