update on inode problem

Gregory Nowak greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Fri Nov 8 18:18:57 EST 2002

If you can, dump busybox, and go for init and all other regular binaries. 

We're having busybox problems in speakimage right now, and will be switching over to init as soon as I get time to do it. 


On Fri, Nov 08, 2002 at 05:23:31PM -0500, Igor Gueths wrote:
> Hi Ralph. Btw, my system is working fine, its this bootable Cd distro that
> I can't get quite working yet. Now I have tried changing the ramdisk size
> to 32768 and it still doesn't work. I have noticed all the problems come
> after starting busybox. The filesystem is mounting properly, or this is
> what the kernel reports during its half boot sequence. Does anyone know if
> busybox does any filesystem checks and perhaps this is what is causing the
> problems? Does anyone know if perhaps I throw in the regular binaries
> busybox uses and that fixes it? Thanks!
> May you code in the power of the source,
> may the kernel, libraries, and utilities be with you,
> throughout all distributions until the end of the epoch.
> On Fri, 8 Nov 2002, Ralph W. Reid wrote:
> > Igor Gueths staggered into view and mumbled:
> > >
> > >Hi all. Well after digging into this problem a bit further, I figured out
> > >that the 1:0 reported in the errors about ext2_read_inode were refering to
> > >/dev/ram0 according to /usr/src/linux/Documentation/devices.txt. That
> > >would explain why changing the root.bin image never fixed the problem.
> > >Does anyone know why /dev/ram0 would report this type of error after the
> > >kernel mounted the EXT2_fs using the initrd? One thing I am going to try
> > >is to change the ramdisk_size to 16385 KB. It is currently set to 4096,
> > >and vanilla flavor is what isolinux is defaulting to at the moment. Does
> > >anyone have any other suggestions besides changing the disksize? Thanks!
> >
> > Hmmm.  I wonder if this is an indication of a bit of bad RAM.  I have
> > heard that Linux is not very tolerant of bad memory, but RAM problems
> > are rare enough that I have never heard exactly how they manifest
> > themselves.  If all else fails (and I do mean _all_ else), you might
> > try swapping memory module locations on your mother board to see if
> > this affects the situation at all.  RAM failures are very rare, but
> > they can happen.  The simple RAM test performed during system boot
> > can miss some memory errors, but this is pretty rare as well.  I hope
> > you can get your system working soon.
> >
> > Have a _great_ day!
> >
> >
> >
> > --
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