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Re: reiserfs/md1/failure/threads

On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 07:15:33AM +0200, Francesco Pietra wrote:
> Because the matter is rather obscure to me, sent also CC to mpqc although it 
> seems an exclusive problem of the OS.
> OS: Debian amd64 etch
> Hardw: Tyan S2895 K8WE; two 265 dual opteron; 8GB ram Kingston ECC; raid1; 
> temperature cpu low throughout.
> Process: mpqc 2.3.1 calc b3lyp geom optimization  MCsearch OO calculation 
> for a large molecule, max_iterations = 40, memory = 5GB, launched as
> $mpqc -messagegrp "<ShmMessageGrp>:(n=4)" filename.in | tee filename.out
> all 40 iterations were completed in a couple of days, with "Optimization NOT 
> converged".
> Restarted from the last minimum geometry, with memory = 7 GB, launched as
> $ mpqc -threadgrp "<PthreadThreadGrp>:(num_threads=4)" filename.in | tee
> filename.out
> calculation hanged after ca 11 hours with warnings:
> ReiserFS: md1: warning: vs-5150: searchby key: invalid format found in block 
> 589839. Fsck?
> ReiserFS: md1: warning: vs-13070: reiserfs_read_locked_inode: i/o failure 
> occurred during tryong to find stat data of [7109 7110 0x0 SD]
> ReiserFS: warning: is_tree_node: node level 0 does not match to the expected 
> one 1.
> and several other similar warnings.
> Thanks for suggestions

Try a trusted filesystem instead.  I stopped using reiserfs years ago
due to bugs in it.  I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't 64bit clean

You either have a failing disk, or a buggy filesystem.

Try ext3 instead.  I haven't seen it fail yet.

Len Sorensen

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