Panic: "Fatal trap 12: page fault while in kernel mode"
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sun Jul 4 10:04:43 PDT 2010
:I have just been bitten by this panic on a 4 cores Xeon server running
:It is usually lightly loaded and mainly used for mail services.
:fault virtual address = 0
:Stopped at devfs_getattr+0x1b: movl 0(%edi),%edx
This line of assembly corresponds to the (dev = node->d_dev)
inside node_sync_dev_get() in vfs/devfs/devfs_vnops.c. node
0xc04853f9 <devfs_getattr+27>: mov (%edi),%edx (dev = node->d_dev)
(but 'node' is NULL so it faults)
0xc04853fb <devfs_getattr+29>: test %edx,%edx test dev for NULL
It looks like the devfs node is getting ripped out from
under the vnode but unfortunately there isn't enough information
to figure out why that happened.
<dillon at backplane.com>
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