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Bug#624791: reiserfs woes on huge write session

On Sun, 2011-05-01 at 18:25 +0200, Harald Dunkel wrote:
> Package: linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64
> Version: 2.6.32-31
> I've got a huge file server with about 3.5 TByte disk space (reiserfs), 
> 64 GByte RAM and 2 quadcore CPUs. Trying to copy (rsync) about 2 TByte 
> data to this disk it takes a few minutes, the load goes up to 6 or
> higher, then there is this message:

That's not the whole of the message, is it?

> After that the rsync session is stuck, I cannot kill it, "sync" gets 
> stuck, too, etc. All I can do is to press reset.
> Using xfs instead of reiserfs there is no such problem.

This doesn't surprise me.  Reiserfs is barely maintained.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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