On Mon, 2002-05-20 at 07:34, Michael Sinz wrote:
> Keith Owens wrote:
> > 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.
> A build of 2.4.18-XFS from CVS on Friday night seems to not show the
> problem. At least not over the last 2+ days.
> It could also be that I did not run into it either. Just providing
> some more information as it develops :-)
Keep an eye on this problem, the code changes which went in for the
multiple blocksize support will affect when we sync data to disk.
I think could well have a positive effect on what ever is happening
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