Subject: Processes hang in Kernel IO
To: None <>
From: Stefan Wurstbauer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/19/2005 11:32:18

I run NetBSD 2.0 with default kernel on a Dell PowerEdge 4600.
After a few days uptime, some processes locked in state "D" in ps. The 
count of this locked processes grows until I can't log in again. No more 
processes can be started on the machine (error message: can't fork)

Only a reboot will help to solve the problem.

Has anyone an idea?