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Re: xfs oops

To: Brian Grossman <brian@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfs oops
From: Chris Wedgwood <cw@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2003 16:54:00 -0800
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On Sat, Feb 08, 2003 at 05:36:39PM -0700, Brian Grossman wrote:

> My most recent problem was deleting three ~1.5GB files.  Oops in
> kswapd.

I'm not sure it's rm (or the fs delete path) to blame...  I create and
delete 10GB+ files all the time under 2.4.x without problems.

> RM in diskwait.  Any further access to the filesystem diskwaited,
> too.  After reboot, I discovered that the third file remained.

Yeah, if kswapd barfs, disk IO is pretty much hosed from there out
out.

> My problems are with 2.4.20.

I noticed that after sending it.  For me 2.4.20+ has been rock solid
even when given lots of abuse.

> I'll factor out nvidia in a couple days.

Please try.  It would be interesting to know if that helps... I use
the nv module under 2.4.x and don't have problems, but that might be
luck more than anything.



  --cw


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