Subject: kern/14828: Pulled-up dirpref yields "syncing disks... [...] giving up"
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From: None <richards@Princeton.EDU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/03/2001 14:13:46
>Number:         14828
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       Pulled-up dirpref yields "syncing disks... [...] giving up"
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Dec 03 11:14:00 PST 2001
>Originator:     Chris Richards
>Release:        NetBSD 1.5.3_ALPHA
System: NetBSD zembla.Princeton.EDU 1.5.3_ALPHA NetBSD 1.5.3_ALPHA (ZEMBLA) #0: Mon Dec 3 04:43:47 EST 2001 richards@zembla.Princeton.EDU:/usr/home/richards/kern i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

	This kernel was compiled with BUFCACHE=20 and NVNODE=20480.

	On "shutdown -r now", the kernel prints "syncing disks...",
	followed by a longish sequence of integers, and then "giving
	up".  The disks are not cleanly unmounted.  This happens
	regardless of whether the file systems are mounted with the
	softdep option.

	Compare PR kern/11583.

	Boot a 1.5.3_ALPHA kernel with the 2001-11-25 dirpref pull-up.
	From multi-user mode, run "shutdown -r now", and brace for
	fsck on restart.  Very little prior disk activity is required
	for the	problem to manifest itself.

	The workaround reported in PR kern/11583 works here also:
	run "shutdown now" to drop to single-user mode, and then run