Bug#433187: linux-2.6 - [sparc64-smp] produces unkillable processes
Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 04, 2007 at 10:17:33AM +0200, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:
>>> I should mention that lebrun.d.o is still dead since the last attempt
>>> (ssh unresponsive since 2007-08-30 ~21:25), when it was running a 22.214.171.124
>>> with one davem patch applied (one line in kernel/futex_compat.c). If you
>>> need something more done to lebrun, such as kicking it back to life,
>>> just tell me...
>> If you have console access, it would be good to get a processor dump by
>> break + p.
>> If you do so just make sure you can grab CPU register dumps from console.
> At this point I'm not sure if it would be possible to see them even if
> I plugged the monitor into the VGA port, because I redirected output to
> rsc-console. <sigh>
Probably not in this dead session, but you can always plug monitor and keyboard,
change OBP defaults to use them and boot the machine.. let the buildd run again
until the process will get stucked and then get the dump.
While i believe that we already have enough info, I am pretty sure that some
more won't hurt.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.