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Re: Lots of D processes

On Sunday 04 May 2003 07:11 am, Craig Small wrote:
> On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 07:35:43PM -0500, Kelledin wrote:
> > I've been running an old xfs-1.0 release for a while now
> > (1.0.2 iirc).  It appears to be quite stable, on alpha and
> > i386.
> >
> > About a week ago I decided to try XFS 1.2 just for fun.  It
> > isn't quite working so well, and I'm still trying to figure
> > out why. I'm having the exact same problems as you
> > are--processes tend to get stuck in 'D' state.  I'm tracking
> > it down even as I type this.
> I'm not sure, its whatever XFS that comes with the patches for
> 2.4.20 off the SGI ftp server.

That would be the one I'm working on now--a post-1.2 snapshot 
made against 2.4.20.  Bloody thing deadlocks just like 
release-1.2.  So far I've found no way to keep it from 
happening, but I'm not done breaking its spirit yet. ;)

"If a server crashes in a server farm and no one pings it, does 
it still cost four figures to fix?"

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