Little help in reporting a bug

Nicolas Pitre nico at
Fri Jan 8 21:22:49 EST 2010

On Fri, 8 Jan 2010, Paulo Pedro wrote:

> Hi guys, i have a Buffalo Linkstation Pro/Live.
> # cat /proc/cpuinfo
> Processor    : Feroceon rev 0 (v5l)
> BogoMIPS    : 266.24
> Features    : swp half thumb fastmult edsp
> CPU implementer    : 0x41
> CPU architecture: 5TEJ
> CPU variant    : 0x0
> CPU part    : 0x926
> CPU revision    : 0
> Hardware    : Buffalo Linkstation Pro/Live

So it has some vintage... having an "old" Feroceon CPU ID.

> I mainly use this box like a fileserver and a torrent client with low
> power consumption, but since i started to use encryption in my harddrive
> and my swap i started to get problems and i dont know where to report them.
> After update kernel to , the page allocation failures i was
> having and a few SATA reset errors in log vanished , but there is still
> one error when downloading big files in the encrypted partition using
> rtorrent. I contacted the rtorrent developer and he said me errors in
> "check hash/corruption" are almost always hidden bugs in the filesystem
> , and in this case , since i do not have errors when using unencrypted
> partition, it probably is a kernel/fs problem related to mmap.
> What can i do to try to debug this ? Where should i report this ?

REporting this here is fine for now, unless we can rule out any possible 
ARM related issues.

Is the problem reliably reproduced?

What size is "big" in this case?

What is your encryption setup?


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