Subject: umount pending error
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Paul Dokas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/15/2002 14:49:22
For any X86 -current build since around 12/30/2001, I've been sporatically
getting the following type of error when I do a 'shutdown -h now':
syncing disks... 5 done
/usr: umount pending error: blocks 21800 files 1124
/var: umount pending error: blocks 136 files 4
The operating system has halted.
Please press any key to reboot.
I only seem to get this after doing some rather heavy disk I/O (like
doing 'cd /usr/src ; cvs update -dP'). If I don't do a lot of disk I/O,
I don't have this problem.
Also, when I reboot this machine, I'll find that /usr and /var were
not shutdown cleanly. They'll require an fsck to bring the back into
a usable state. And, it's not just that the clean bit was not set;
fsck will find and fix lots of problems.
Anyone have any idea what's going on? I can reproduce this problem on
at least 3 different X86 -current machines. I'm glad to test out patches
for anyone able and willing to attempt a fix.
Paul Dokas email@example.com
Don Juan Matus: "an enigma wrapped in mystery wrapped in a tortilla."