Re: system crash when much disk io
Would you please try,
rm -f /var/cache/apt/*.bin
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:
> 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
> hda: QUANTUM FIREBALL CR4.3A, ATA DISK drive
> 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
> Thanks a lot for maintaining the Hurd!
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> The Thinking Man's Dictionary, Kevin Solway
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