[summary for folks who want to skip blow-by-blow: it's missing check for
hfs_bnode_find() returning ERR_PTR(), there are 2 more places like that
in fs/hfs/* (all in brec.c) and graceful recovery may be non-obvious]
Text below is mostly for the benefit of newbies - it's more along the
lines of 'how to get from bug report to the source of bug', with more
details than normal. FWIW, this might be worth doing on more or less
regular basis, especially if more people join the fun; everyone gets
their own set of tricks in that area and making it easier to gather
might help a lot of people. It's not just about oops-tracing per se,
of course - Arjan's site gives a nice collection of those, so that
makes an obvious starting point.
Anyway, here's the report: http://www.kerneloops.org/raw.php?rawid=2753&msgid=
We immediately see that it's i386 (by register names in dump, for one
thing). The kernel in question is called 2.6.24-rc7-gcdf71a10; everyone
and his dog got a naming scheme of their own, but that one is common
enough - <version>-g<beginning of git tag>. Which might be from any
number of git repositories, of course, but it doesn't hurt to check the
; git log cdf71a|head -5
Author: Thomas Gleixner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue Jan 8 19:47:38 2008 +0100
futex: Prevent stale futex owner when interrupted/timeout
We are in luck - it _is_ pure mainline. In any case, 2.6.24-rc7 would be
a good starting point, but here we have exact tree. Very well.
] BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address fffffff8
Memory access close to 0.
] EIP is at hfs_bnode_split+0x2aa/0x340
Search in the tree show that it's either fs/hfs or fs/hfsplus. Perhaps the
stuff deeper in call chain will tell which one it is. It's not without
danger, BTW - call trace is to be taken with grain of salt, since it might
be not exact. In this case we see
] [<c02558ac>] hfs_create+0x3c/0x80
] [<c0179bb8>] ...