Re: 2.4.17 RAID-1 EXT3 reliable to hang....

From: Richard Guenther (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 04:51:14 EST

On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, Oliver Paukstadt wrote:

> Heavy traffic on ext3 seems to cause short system freezes.

I see dropped frames while watching TV (bttv chip, xawtv in overlay mode,
XFree 4.1.0)
since I use ext3 (2.4.16&17). Always during disk activity (IDE, umask irq
and dma enabled). From what I know the bttv driver does it seems to loose
interrupts!? This doesnt happen with ext2.

> Seems only to happen on 2 or more processor boxes.

Nope, UP Athlon.

> I'm not deep into kernel nor ext3, but how is the journal flushed if
> full?

By any chance, is some global lock held during any IO intensive part of


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