Maybe you remember that I experienced the same problem (system hang)
when running several cp processes simultaneously.
The difference was that I was able to hang the system with different
filesystems (even with good old ext2). I gave up on this but now I woke
up and will try again tonight. IIRC I was trying last with the 2.4.9-12
rpm of RH7.1-XFS and did not have this problem again.
Adrian Head schrieb:
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> I am again in the process of building a couple of file servers for various
> purposes over the last week and thought that I'd have another serious look at
> using XFS on the new file servers.
> Base system is Redhat 7.1 with a custom kernel - 2.4.16+xfs.
> My standard process before putting servers into production is to run a few
> tests to make sure that I can trust the hardware/software combination. One
> of my standard tests is to simulate many users simultaniously copying many
> files across the filesystem. The volume is a software raid5 over 4 IDE
> It is during this test that the machine hangs after getting almost 95%
> complete. I have tried running this test using XFS, ext2, ext3, reiserfs and
> only XFS fails to complete. This situation is completely reproducable every
> time I have run this test to date.
> I'm at a loss as to what to do next to troubleshoot this problem or even what
> info people need.
> Attached is some info:
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> Adrian Head
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