Subject: Re: Processes Hanging in a Disk Wait
To: Robert Black <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 06/11/1996 10:29:41
Robert Black said:
> Some time ago I know there was a problem with several ports with processes
> occassionally hanging in a disk-wait (in vflushbuf). Does anyone know whether
> this problem was ever resolved?
I don't think it has been : Yesterday I saw this on my NetBSD/pmax :
#ps axu | fgrep 2309
bouyer 2309 0.0 0.0 1216 0 p4 D+ 5:54PM 0:00.32 as -g -o regis.
#ps axl | fgrep 2309
132 2309 2305 59 -5 0 1216 0 vflush D+ p4 0:00.32 as -g -o regi
Mon Jun 10 19:50:02 MET DST 1996
2 hours to assemble a file is too much :)
I was also unable to cd to the directory, the process fall in the same,
unkillable state. Also, at reboot, the machine hand at 'syncing disks...'
Manuel Bouyer, LIX, Ecole Polytechnique