Re: Invalidate: busy buffer at shutdown with 2.4.11

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 11:29:36 EST

In article <Pine.LNX.4.33.0110100917460.234-100000@desktop>,
Jeffrey W. Baker <> wrote:
>What does this message mean in 2.4.11 at shutdown time:
>Invalidate: busy buffer
>I'm afraid it means "now your RAID is fucked."

No, it really means: raid and LVM are a bit too happy to invalidate the
underlying block devices, and the warning should be harmless.

Unless, of course, all your data has magically gone up in smoke ;)

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