ffs snapshot lockup

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Oct 6 18:31:18 UTC 2006

On Fri, Oct 06, 2006 at 02:11:05PM -0400, Vivek Khera wrote:
> On Oct 6, 2006, at 1:57 PM, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >>This is very strange. You 3 instances of getty where just reading the
> >>tty input, and all suspectible processes (like sshd) are waiting  
> >>on net
> >>events. No processes are blocked on the fs. One nfsd is serving  
> >>the request,
> >>and dump is active.
> >
> >To repeat something I said earlier: when creating a snapshot
> >(e.g. which dump -L does), the entire system may become unresponsive
> >untilk the snapshot completes, which can take many minutes.
> I know snapshot takes a while -- we're used to that.

OK, thanks for confirming.

> I'm now convinced it was all stemming from some bug in bge driver (at  
> least for my specific chipset.)  Last night I put in an old spare  
> 3c905 NIC and turned off the motherboard bge via BIOS.

We'd be interested in diagnosing this problem separately; can you set
up a test machine with this card and give me access to it?

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