(* In the last episode (Jan 11), Ted Wisniewski said: (* > Thanks for your response... As you can see in this output from the (* > ps command you suggested, the processes are dfinitely waiting on the (* > disk. BTW.. The syste in question was a fresh install from yesterday (* > with no users other than myself (I did the cvsup to get it to (* > 5.2-RELEASE). It did hang when I did that with a similar result. (* > One of the "install -s etc.." processes went into the same state. (* (* Are you seeing any errors in dmesg or /var/log/messages? I haven't (* seen any other reports of I/O hanging, so it might still be something (* to do with your hardware or kernel config.
No messages at all in /var/log/messages. I am using the generic kernel in one instance and a custom one in another. For the machine I sent the "ps" info it is a Dell power edge 2650 running a generic kernel. The disk is configuration is a big raid 5 memory is 2G. Since I can duplicate (seemingly at will) on a number of different systems, I doubt it is specific to one machines hardware (3 dell servers of differeing models, 1 dell PC, and 3 noname brand PC's). (* > On my test system the machine will run for days with this happening, (* > however, I have another system that is actually doing a lot of (* > I/O.... eventually it crashes (well locks up completely)... If (* > there is any particular info you might need, I am willing to do what (* > I can. (* (* If you can drop into ddb when it's locked up, I think there are some (* commands you can run to print the kernel locks held by all the (* processes, but I'm not sure what they are or how to interpret the (* results. When it locks up... It is literally frozen... Only a power off will cure. I have occasionally seen a "page not present" panic.. Most of the time the processes just start to pile up accessing the same place(s) on disk. None being able to be killed, and always when I reboot the system after this there is a message about not being able to write buffers... giving up... Ted -- | Ted Wisniewski E-Mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] | | Manager, Systems Group WEB: http://oz.plymouth.edu/~ted/ | | Information Technology Services | | Plymouth State University Phone: (603) 535-2661 | | Plymouth NH, 03264 Fax: (603) 535-2263 | _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"