Subject: Re: Processes getting stuck in disk wait on current currents
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Chuck Silvers <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/20/2001 08:16:18
hmm, yea, if the same device is still accessible via other partitions then
it's less likely that this is a IDE problem.  if reading the whole device
with dd works, then I'll start looking for filesystem bugs again.
in this case, it would help if I could get a dd image of the filesystem
that's having the problem (assuming there aren't any files on that filesystem
that you want to keep private).


On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 04:58:09PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > tests I've done so far:
> > 
> >
> Ok. So it looks like you can still access the disk.
> Could you try a 'dd if=/dev/rwd0d of=/dev/null bs=64k' while it's hung ?
> Let it run until it reaches the end of disk if possible.
> But as the disk is still alive I don't think the problem can be in the
> IDE driver; although I'll look again tonigth.
> --
> Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
> --