Re: 2.2.16 deadlocking in schedule()

From: David Weis (
Date: Wed Aug 30 2000 - 12:48:56 EST

On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > > Please try 2.2.17pre20. THis has various vm and other fixes as well as an
> > > updated DAC960 driver
> >
> > That fixed it partly. I'm still getting lots of uninterruptible processes,
> > but it lasted a few hours this time before getting bad. The freeze is
> > still occurring in schedule().
> >
> > Any other advice?
> Ok that sounds like its not directly related. What compiler are you using and
> what drivers are you regularly using. Also where does ps think the processes
> in D state are waiting if you ask it to show the wait queue addr

It's a fresh RedHat 6.2 install with egcs 1.1.2. I have a Bay GA620
gig ethernet card, the onboard eepro 100, an unused dual symbios scsi
onboard. The machine wasn't in X when this occurs, just a few ssh
sessions, some netatalk apple file sharing, and Oracle 8.1.5.

I checked a ps alx when it was last hanging and it was wait_on something
Forgot about the n option, so I'll try to crash it again.


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