Re: 2.0.pre31-2 + Werner patch of Aug 1: Bunch of Oopses.

Bill Hawes (
Mon, 04 Aug 1997 14:10:38 -0400

Philippe Strauss wrote:
> This was while doing 'tar xzvf linux-2.0.27.tar.gz'. Uptime was
> something around 5 hours. 64MB of Ram. 64MB of swap. P5 166, Debian 1.3.1
> + updates, ncr53c8xx scsi driver.
> Aug 2 19:49:02 lili kernel: end_scsi_request: buffer-list destroyed
> Aug 2 19:49:02 lili kernel: Oops: 0000
> Aug 2 19:49:02 lili kernel: CPU: 0
> Aug 2 19:49:02 lili kernel: EIP: 0010:[mark_buffer_uptodate+20/76]
> Aug 2 19:49:02 lili kernel: EFLAGS: 00010012

This looks like either a bug in the scsi driver, or else an undiscovered
bug that's pulling a buffer out from under the driver. The patches
you're using have fixes for all the known problems of the latter
possibility, so we really should track this one down.

Could you check whether you have all the latest fixes for your scsi
driver, and whether there are any outstanding bug reports of this sort
for the driver?