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Oracle Linux: Kernel Logs Messages "WARNING: at fs/jbd2/journal.c:507 __jbd2_log_start_commit+0x72/0xf0 [jbd2]()" (Doc ID 2346556.1)

Last updated on JUNE 24, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.8 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] to Oracle Linux 5.11 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] [Release OL5U8 to OL5U11]
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.1 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] to Oracle Linux 6.10 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] [Release OL6U1 to OL6U10]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

 Kernel logs the following warning messages frequently, and load average could be high:

Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: ------------[ cut here ]------------
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: WARNING: at fs/jbd2/journal.c:507 __jbd2_log_start_commit+0x72/0xf0 [jbd2]() 
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: Hardware name: ORACLE SERVER X5-2
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: jbd: bad log_start_commit: 116759811 116759811 2264227978 116759812
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: Modules linked in: mpt2sas scsi_transport_sas raid_class oracleacfs(P)(U) oracleadvm(P)
(U) oracleoks(P)(U) nfs lockd fscache auth_rpcgss nfs_acl sunrpc ipmi_poweroff ipmi_devintf ipmi_si ipmi_msghandler 
bonding acpi_cpufreq freq_table mperf rds_rdma rds ib_ipoib rdma_ucm ib_ucm ib_uverbs ib_umad rdma_cm ib_cm iw_cm
ib_addr mlx4_ib ib_sa ib_mad ib_core mlx4_core ipv6 fuse ghes hed wmi sg ixgbe hwmon dca ext4 mbcache jbd2 sd_mod 
crc_t10dif ahci libahci megaraid_sas dm_mirror dm_region_hash dm_log dm_mod [last unloaded: scsi_wait_scan]
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: Pid: 63031, comm: oracle_63031_sx Tainted: P            2.6.39-400.281.1.el6uek.x86_64 #1
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: Call Trace:
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffff8106e34f>] warn_slowpath_common+0x7f/0xc0
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffffa00964d0>] ? ext4_journalled_set_page_dirty+0x20/0x20 [ext4]
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffff8106e446>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x46/0x50
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffff81041079>] ? default_spin_lock_flags+0x9/0x10
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffffa0076652>] __jbd2_log_start_commit+0x72/0xf0 [jbd2]
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffffa0076800>] jbd2_log_start_commit+0x30/0x50 [jbd2]
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffffa00932c2>] ext4_sync_file+0x162/0x2d0 [ext4]
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffff81113117>] ? __generic_file_write_iter+0x317/0x3f0
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffff8119971f>] vfs_fsync_range+0x7f/0xa0
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffff81199781>] generic_write_sync+0x41/0x50
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffff811133c1>] generic_file_write_iter+0x71/0xa0
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffffa0092e6a>] ext4_file_write_iter+0x5a/0x1e0 [ext4]
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffffa0093073>] ext4_file_write+0x83/0xa0 [ext4]
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffff8116d582>] do_sync_write+0xe2/0x120
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffff81200663>] ? security_file_permission+0x23/0x90
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffff8116db18>] vfs_write+0xc8/0x190
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffff8116dc82>] sys_pwrite64+0xa2/0xb0
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: [<ffffffff81516ba2>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
Nov  2 09:36:14 <hostname> kernel: ---[ end trace 39d8aa1d6817feb9 ]---

 

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