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Bug 2109 - mke2fs, mkfs.xfs, tar cause kernel panic
Summary: mke2fs, mkfs.xfs, tar cause kernel panic
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal major (vote)
Assignee: Mark Guertin
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-04-25 20:39 UTC by ckelsh
Modified: 2006-02-04 06:03 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description ckelsh 2002-04-25 20:39:34 UTC
On my G4/867, running mke2fs, mkfs.xfs, or tar causes a kernel panic, either with a backtrace or just a silent freeze. This works perfectly on my iMac. I think it's something to do with reading/writing the disk (since that's what they all do :) ).

Comment 1 Bryon Roche (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-07-09 00:35:17 UTC
I think this was dependent on an old kernel; I think it's fixed now.
Comment 2 ckelsh 2002-07-31 13:00:14 UTC
This bug is NOT resolved. This bug occurs while booted off the CD; sorry if that
wasn't clear. Silent freezes still occur on my G4/867 with the latest PPC 1.2
ISO from
Comment 3 Mark Guertin 2002-08-04 21:39:37 UTC
There is a new ISO about to hit ibiblio, which sould resolve this problem.  
The 1.2 that is online currently is very old, and you are right still has this 
bug.  Please verify once the new ISO is online. 
Comment 4 Mark Guertin 2002-08-09 09:53:18 UTC
fixed on the 1.2-r1 PPC ISO, it includes a new (and properly tested) kernel
Comment 5 ckelsh 2002-10-25 16:17:34 UTC
Definitely gone.