[DRBD-user] Apparent buffer overflow: cat /proc/drbd

Lars Ellenberg Lars.Ellenberg at linbit.com
Tue Aug 16 19:20:54 CEST 2005

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/ 2005-08-16 13:03:35 +0800
\ David Huang:
> I just found out what triggled the Apparent buffer overflow!
> When there are a lot of drbd devices and some of them are doing
> syncing.  Apparent buffer overflow msg will show up in dmesg if I
> execute "/etc/drbd status" command. and it also usually crash the
> kernel (see attachment file: drbd.log2)

if you configure too many drbd devices,
it may well happen that the default page sized buffer of a proc read
is too small...  I thought I had fixed this ages ago.

We'll have a look at this, and probably take the opportunity to change
to the seq_file api.


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