Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 3
A Linux kernel oops occurs in jbd:journal_start after an assertion failure in journal_start() at fs/jbd/transaction.c:274: "handle->h_transaction->t_journal == journal".
This issue has been fixed in Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP4.
StatusReported to Engineering
The issue usually occurs when changing the xattr of an inode during a journal transaction and is caused by not using the GFP_NOFS mode of kmalloc().