leaking blocked processes in vmstat ... how to debug?
Marc G. Fournier
scrappy at hub.org
Mon Jun 26 23:16:26 UTC 2006
On Mon, 26 Jun 2006, Gavin Atkinson wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-06-26 at 08:29 -0300, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> Up to 48 right now, and still nothing to show for it ...
> Is it possible that these processes are blocked while exiting?
> There's currently an unresolved bug where processes get wedged either
> during startup or exit. See if you have any processes in state "START"
> in top, or with an E in the "STAT" column:
> ps ax -O ppid,flags,mwchan | awk '$6 ~ /E/ || $6 == "STAT"'
Checked ... that one is clean too :(
I've even checked for L (waiting to acquire lock), since that sounded
like something that might be seen as 'blocked' .. nadda ..
Its as is 'blocked' is incrementing, but not always decrementing properly
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