Help with crash dump

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Fri Sep 9 13:49:18 UTC 2011

On 09/09/11 14:26, Bernt Hansson wrote:

> You have run out of swapspace, based on these 2 lines
> panic: ffs_write: dir write
> current process = 0 (swapper)

Cacti woldn't think so: the graph about swap space is plain flat (round 
0%, by the way); of course it could have risen so fast that it reached 
100% between two consecutive polls, but I doubt it.

Besides, why would the system crash for such a reason? I'd expect 
application failing, not the whole kernel. Am I wrong?

> Or you have a hardware error.

SOB! I hope not. RAM is fine, HDs are SAS RAID with a good contoller 
which should have detected failures...
What else can I check?

 > Does the "current process"
> change between panics or is it always the same?

Right now I've only had this crash (and hope no other will follow). In 
the worst case, I'll take notice.

> I'm in no sense a kernel debugger, but it's a hint.

I appreciate your interest anyway.

  bye & Thanks

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