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Re: Strange behavior on the 2.4.18 XFS tree?

To: Michael Sinz <msinz@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Strange behavior on the 2.4.18 XFS tree?
From: Keith Owens <kaos@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 22:35:16 +1000
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Your message of "Wed, 15 May 2002 07:30:09 -0400." <3CE246C1.7060104@xxxxxxxxx>
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On Wed, 15 May 2002 07:30:09 -0400, 
Michael Sinz <msinz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>I have only been able to see this behavior on my system running the
>kernel from the 2.4 XFS CVS tree.  It is somewhat reproduceable.
>
>The problem is that I started up a number of "rxvt" sessions and they
>took well over a minute to start up.  During that time, the cpu
>utilization was almost nil.  (Less than 1%)
>
>There was a background find operation happening, and this seems to be
>the key item.

When the problem occurs, does typing sync get everything running again?
I have been seeing an intermittent lock problem with XFS where
everything stops until some other disk activity kicks in and the lock
is released.


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