Re: Linux-2.0.32.. (crash)

Rodney Barnett (
Mon, 17 Nov 1997 11:19:19 -0600

When using dd to copy /dev/hda to /dev/hdc, I got several of the following

"Trying to free nonexistent swap-page"

After several copies completed despite the message above, the system rebooted
itself. I can find no indication of the cause.

I had the reboot problem doing the same task with a clean 2.0.31 and with
2.0.32-pre1. (This is the first time I've seen the nonexistent swap-page
message.) On a few occassions, I was able to see and capture oops messages
and have posted those separately with a subject of "ext2fs or IDE bug in
2.0.31" though someone else started that thread.

These problems do not occur on the same computer when I use 2.0.30.

Let me know if there's any more information I can provide.