bgfsck hosed (lockups) in -current?

Alfred Perlstein alfred at
Wed Jul 11 22:05:08 UTC 2007

* Robert Watson <rwatson at> [070711 14:37] wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Jul 2007, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> >I have current as of last week.
> >
> >I noticed that if I needed a bgfsck on ufs when rebooting my system would 
> >lock up almost immediately.  Everything would deadlock.
> >
> >If I rebooted single user and did a regular "fsck -y" then continued to 
> >boot, I'd be OK.
> >
> >Has anyone else experienced this?  I'm going to update to the most recent 
> >current and get more information (which wait channels etc) but wanted to 
> >know if anyone knew about this.
> >
> >I recall seeing a LOT of fixes for various deadlocks in snapshots and 
> >bgfsck going in lately, but nothing that looked to me as if it'd trigger a 
> >regression.
> I'm not seeing this either -- have you tried running a manual fsck to see 
> if it turns up anything deeply unsatisfying that could be causing bgfsck 
> some bother?

Of course, nothing comes up that's interesting.

I'll try to reproduce this and give better feedback in the next few

- Alfred Perlstein

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