SUMMARY: Solaris 2.3 panic ufs_ifree

From: V. Q. Hoang (
Date: Wed Oct 29 1997 - 17:02:07 CST

Thanks to Bismark Espinoza and Joel Lee for helping out.
It doesn't look like there's a fix for this problem.
We've discussed it with our customers and agreed to
upgrade to 2.5.1 in the hope that it has better ufs code.

Viet Hoang wrote:
> We have a Solaris 2.3 system with a filesystem used for an application
> that
> creates a lot of little files. This filesystem was newfs'ed with -i
> 1024
> to twice more files than usual. Once every few months, this filesystem
> will cause the box to crash with PANIC: ufs_ifree: freeing free inode
> ....
> I've searched the sun-managers archive and sunsolve and I've seen many
> reports
> of this problem but I didn't see any fixes. Are there any? I'm
> considering
> upgrading to 2.5.1 but I recalled similar problems with early 2.5.1 too.
> Are there fixes for this problem in 2.5.1?


Viet Hoang Lucent Technologies/IBM-GS

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