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From: Mike Waychison <mike@waychison.com>
To: Michael Buesch <fsdeveloper@yahoo.de>
Cc: Zeev Fisher <Zeev.Fisher@il.marvell.com>,
	linux kernel mailing list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: processes stuck in D state
Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 11:24:18 -0400 (EDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0305051122190.20491-100000@bunny.augustahouse.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200305051656.32048.fsdeveloper@yahoo.de>

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On Mon, 5 May 2003, Michael Buesch wrote:

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> On Monday 05 May 2003 07:52, Zeev Fisher wrote:
> > Hi!
>
> Hi Zeev!
>
> > I got a continuos problem of unkillable processes stuck in D state (
> > uninterruptable sleep ) on my Linux servers.
> > It happens randomly every time on other server on another process ( all
> > the servers are configured the same with 2.4.18-10 kernel ). Here's an
> > example :
> [snip]
> > Has anyone noticed the same behavior ? Is this a well known problem ?
>
> I've had the same problem with some 2.4.21-preX twice (or maybe more times,
> don't remember) on one of my machines.
> IMHO it has something to do with NFS. (I'm using this box as a NFS-client).
> I wish, I could reproduce it one more time, to do some traces, etc
> on it. But I've not found a way to reproduce it, yet.
>

This happens when you mount an NFS mount with the 'hard' option (default)
and a mount's handle expires incorrectly (eg: server crash).
Read the mount manpage for an explanation to the downsides of using
the 'soft' option.


Mike Waychison

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  reply	other threads:[~2003-05-05 15:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-05-05  5:52 Zeev Fisher
2003-05-05 14:56 ` Michael Buesch
2003-05-05 15:24   ` Mike Waychison [this message]
2003-05-05 16:25     ` Michael Buesch
2003-05-05 22:12       ` jw schultz
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2001-04-04 15:47 Pau Aliagas
2001-04-07 22:07 ` Barry K. Nathan

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