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Re: kern/37955: Kernel Panic NetBSD 4.0 blkfree
The following reply was made to PR kern/37955; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "V.L. van den Berg" <vincent%mijnpostvak.in@localhost>
To: Simon Burge <simonb%NetBSD.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: kern/37955: Kernel Panic NetBSD 4.0 blkfree
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 23:08:40 +0100
No, it doesn't work any better with softdeps off. I've tested this
before, but I ran into the exact same problem.
Simon Burge schreef:
> Vincent van den Berg wrote:
>> I needed to reboot the machine by typing "reboot" at the "db>" prompt,
>> syncing the disks also hung, so I needed to perform a hard-reset.
>> This happened while I force fsck'd every volume (my passport drive too,
>> mounted at /mnt/backup and formatted ffs2 with softdep enabled) before
>> running dump! This is a production machine and it's crucial that backups
>> are made.
> Out of curiosity, does it work any better if you don't enable softdeps?
> I use rsnapshot here between two netbsd-4 machines without problems. I
> don't know of any specific problems with softdeps, but I don't use them
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