Extreme console latency during disk IO (8.0-RC1, previous
releases also affected according to others)
gmiller at classic-games.com
Fri Dec 11 18:44:09 UTC 2009
Ivan Voras wrote:
> Ivan Voras wrote:
>> Another data point - the OS in the VM in question hanged today
>> sometime after 5 AM in the following way:
>> * console nonresponsive (also to ctrl-alt-del)
>> * ssh login nonresponsive (timeout)
>> * ping works (!)
>> Judging by the last seen timestamp, the machine should have been in
>> the process of receiving rsync backups - so IO-bound.
> It looks like something really could be fishy in this area, at least
> with VMWare. The same thing happened again, and I have an additional
> data point: I left 'top' running on the console and when I attached the
> VMWare console to the VM, the top was still running ok, but as soon as I
> hit a key on the keyboard, the OS console locked up. All other symptoms
> were as I enumerated above.
A buildworld is enough to kill the console for me under QEMU on a slow
Windows host. Never seen problems with a native install of FreeBSD, though.
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