Coda File System

Re: kernel oops

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 08:49:56 -0400
On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 02:30:05PM +0200, Florian Schaefer wrote:
> Ouch, you're right. I didn't notice that those two files weren't in
> linux/fs/coda and applied the patch directly in the coda dir. Sorry.
> Now that I have found those files, I could see that they weren't patched
> already. Is it enough to add the two definitions there and to recompile
> my kernel then?

Not if you had errors during the patching. Changes might not have been
applied, or even worse only partially applied. i.e. a lock might have
been added but not yet removed -> deadlock, or the other way around ->
race condition/possible memory corruption.

If a patch doesn't go in smoothly, something is wrong and it's better to
simply start over and try again.

Received on 2002-05-20 08:50:59