Hi Christian -
Reproducing this with the stock kernel & stock patches (preferably
the 1.2-pre patches) would be most helpful, isolating bugs with the
patch-set-du-jour can be rough.
If you can't reproduce it with the stock kernel, add the patches
one at a time and see where things fall apart.
On Tue, 29 Oct 2002, Christian Lambert wrote:
> I now disabled pre-empt, and basically the only kernel patch
> I added was supermount+ O(1) batch scheduler and -aa vm patch. Now the
> seems to be different. If a process writes large files (about 1 or 2 gigs)
> it will often hangs right when it reach the end of the file and it was
> about to update the directory entry, it just hangs there. Top shows 100%
> system usage (0% user) and I can't kill the process until it unhangs itself
> which takes about 2-3 minutes. I'm using the 2.4.19 snapshot, but I just
> saw that you have a 1.2 pre-release for 2.4.19, so I'm going to recompile
> my kernel with that and just supermount. I'm also using vmware (which has
> kernel modules) so i'm not sure if that has an impact or not, but I thought
> mention it. I could reproduce it often but just doing a "cp -a dir1 dir2"
> with a couple of 1 gig files in it.