Subject: kern/8931: softdep filesystem freeze
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Antti Kantee <email@example.com>
Date: 12/01/1999 04:25:09
>Synopsis: softdep filesystem freeze
>Responsible: kern-bug-people (Kernel Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Wed Dec 1 04:24:00 1999
>Release: -current ~Nov 25th
System: NetBSD/alpha 1.4P
Well, I can only guess if this is actually a softdep problem, but I can't
think of any other explanation for it.
Today I was compiling ghostscript and started untarring a large tar file
containing a lot of small files. Suddenly everything froze. I could ping the
box just great, but nothing else worked. Jogging up to it revealed that
it hadn't panic()'d, and I could type random text at the login-prompt, but
I never got asked for the password.
After that I had a little fun with ddb, here's something hopefully useful:
Dunno, banging some filesystem real hard for a while might trigger it. I
haven't managed to repeat it myself, but I will keep trying..
no idea, sorry