RHEL5.8 system panic with the message "kernel BUG at fs/jbd/transaction.c:271"

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

System crash with the message "kernel BUG at fs/jbd/transaction.c:271"

Jan 29 17:09:06 example.com xinetd[20395]: EXIT: vnetd status=0 pid=15976 duration=1(sec)
Jan 29 20:21:17 example.com kernel: Assertion failure in journal_start() at fs/jbd/transaction.c:271: "handle->h_transaction->t_journal == journal"
Jan 29 20:29:53 example.com syslogd 1.4.1: restart.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8
  • kernel-2.6.18-238.9.1.el5
  • ext3 filesystem

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