Seth is correct, this problem is fixed in later kernels, you can use the cvs
tree - which I admit does have other problems right now on highmem systems,
or you can wait a little bit and I will update the patches on the ftp
site in /projects/xfs/download/patches - the code which is there now does
not contain the final version of the fix (and I need to go through a few
hoops to create a new patch at this os level).
> At 12:49 11-6-2001 +0100, P.Dixon wrote:
> >Whilst running xfsdump on our serve, NFS crashed and couldn't be
> >restarted. The output from /var/log/messages is shown below. I've read
> >that ext2dump shouldn't be used with 2.4 kernels - does this apply to
> >Any time I see a NULL pointer being de-referenced, I get worried...
> >I am running kernel-smp-2.4.2-SGI_XFS_1.0 from the Red Hat 7.1 SGI XFS
> >install CD.
> I recommend getting the 2.4.5 or 2.4.6pre1 patch from the oss.sgi.com FTP
> server and rebuilding your linux kernel. I don't know if CVS is a 100
> Percent a the moment.
> There have been fixes in the development tree for dumping on a active
> system and NFS.
> If you can reproduce it using a more up to date tree we would be most gratefu