Subject: panic: softdep_fsync: pending ops
To: NetBSD current-users <>
From: Bjoern Labitzke <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/14/2000 10:12:15

I am doing nightly builds of -current. For a few days now I get the panic:
softdep_fsync: pending ops. I have not changed the way I use my system, 
therefor I am fairly sure that the changes that lead to this problem were
done in the last week. I haven't got a trace yet, but will do the next time
the problem occurs.

From the usage-pattern I would suspect, that the problem lies in the
combination of the softdep code with union mounts. As long as I work without
using the union mount (I have mounted a directory above my checked out copy
of the source tree to prevent writing to it) everything is ok. When I did
my last make build everything went fine as well, though the union mount was
used. But it seems that the problems start when I use files from the union
mount and from the rest of the filesystem. (No, I am not working on the same
files on different levels of the union mount.)

Perhaps even this short description rings a bell for someone and he knows where
to fix it. Otherwise I'll collect further data to provide a PR.


Bjoern Labitzke  <>
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