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Re: system crash when much disk io

	Would you please try,

rm -f /var/cache/apt/*.bin
	followed by
apt-get update

every time before running apt-get install foo, and get back to us.

This is a work round for a bug that only affects some hardware.


On Sat, 24 Nov 2001, Joost van Baal wrote:

> Hi,
> Running dselect or apt-get very often gets my hurd box on it's knees.
> When it's 'Reading Package Lists...' , the system hangs, after giving:
> ext2fs.static: ../../ext2fs/pager.c:396: file_pager_write_page: Assertion `block' failed.
> As a workaround, I tried importing /var/lib/apt/ and /var/lib/dpkg via
> nfs.  However, this gives different problems: apt complains about
>  E: Couldn't make mmap of 6291457 bytes - mmap (1073741869 Operation not supported)
>  E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
> My disk is a
>       4110MB w/418kB Cache, CHS=524/255/63
> I partioned it:
>  Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
>  /dev/hda6             508M  199M  283M  42% /gnu
> , and ran
>  root@stegun:~# mke2fs -v -c -O sparse_super -o hurd /dev/hda6
> .  Is there a fix for this, or some workaround?  Or did I completely
> miss something?  I never have any problems with this disk when running
> GNU/Linux.
> Thanks a lot for maintaining the Hurd!
> Bye,
> Joost
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