Subject: Re: file system hang on -current?
To: Hisashi T Fujinaka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 01/04/2005 17:10:41
In message <Pine.NEB.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Hisashi T Fujinaka
>On Tue, 4 Jan 2005, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> I have a new Dell 8400 with 1G of RAM and a big SATA disk. I brought
>> up -current on it (from yesterday's source). When I tried unpacking
>> two tarballs at once (pkgsrc, from an on-disk file and src, from a CD),
>> something hung. If I try to run 'find' on /usr/pkgsrc, the find
>> command hangs, in a fashion unkillable by 'kill -9'. ps shows that
>> it's in vnlock.
>> The kernel is GENERIC.MPACPI; here's the dmesg, if it matters.
>> NetBSD 2.99.12 (GENERIC.MPACPI) #0: Mon Jan 3 08:33:45 EST 2005
>There was something weird this weekend with src/sys/uvm/uvm_km.c that
>caused me all sorts of disk access headaches. Do you have v 1.73?
The answer is yes and no -- I have it, but I accidentally burned a CD
from older source... I just reinstalled; I'll see if it's better.
--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb