Subject: Re: Processes getting stuck in disk wait on current currents
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Chuck Silvers <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/20/2001 09:16:52
ok, the ball's back in my court then.  I'll contact you separately
about the dd image.


On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 08:45:57AM -0800, Wolfgang Rupprecht wrote:
> Chuck Silvers writes:
> > 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).
> Chuck, there is no problem with you getting a dd of that
> partition. (It is just a stock /usr with only netbsd files on it.)
> The raw partition is 140Megs, so its probably best for me to put it on
> a CD or something for you.
> The lastest news.  The dd of the whole raw disk completed without
> incident. All the sectors were read.  I checked the math.
> If I "cd /mnt" (where I have the bad partition mounted) and do an 'ls
> -lagF -R' the ls descends into the bad directory and hangs also.
> New info appended to
> -wolfgang
> -- 
> Wolfgang Rupprecht    <>
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