Subject: Re: kern/32287 (Processes hang in "mclpl")
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From: Christian Biere <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/22/2006 16:45:01
The following reply was made to PR kern/32287; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Christian Biere <>
Subject: Re: kern/32287 (Processes hang in "mclpl")
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 17:42:59 +0100 wrote:
 > Synopsis: Processes hang in "mclpl"
 > State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback
 I had bumped NMBCLUSTERS to 4096 which "fixed" the problem for me.
 I have now tried the patch with NMBCLUSTERS reduced to 256 to
 amplify the effect. The python2.3 process used by
 pkgsrc/net/bittorrent got stuck soon in "mclpl" and was not
 killable. Other processes trying to use the network did not
 get stuck but couldn't use the network anymore - just got
 timeouts. After taking the network interfaces down, the
 process previously hanging in "mclpl" terminated and once
 the interfaces were up again, the network was usable too. I
 did not verify the behaviour of X11.
 I assume the network blackout is supposed to be expected
 and the current behaviour qualifies as fixed(?).