Re: 2.5.74-mm2

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Sat Jul 05 2003 - 18:04:45 EST

paterley <> wrote:
> ok, I get 4 of a kernel oops during boot, but the kernel seems to stay happy.

Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000000
 EIP: 0060:[<00000000>] Not tainted VLI
  [<c01637ab>] __lookup_hash+0x9b/0xd0
  [<c0163ff7>] open_namei+0x2e7/0x420
  [<c0153751>] filp_open+0x41/0x70
  [<c0153bd3>] sys_open+0x53/0x90
  [<c010945f>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb

inode->i_op->lookup() is NULL. Not good.

> according to dmesg, immediately prior to the first oops, smbfs was
> unloaded due to unsafe usage.

Well no, it say it cannot be unloedad.

Could you please unconfigure smbfs in the kernel build? And any other
less commonly used filesytems?

Does it still oops if smbfs is build into the kernel (not a module).

Please send a copy of your /etc/fstab.

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