amd64/177633: FreeBSD 9.1 and ZFS deadlocked at shutdown/reboot
scott at kitchin.com
Thu Apr 4 14:30:00 UTC 2013
>Synopsis: FreeBSD 9.1 and ZFS deadlocked at shutdown/reboot
>Arrival-Date: Thu Apr 04 14:30:00 UTC 2013
>Originator: Scott Kitchin
>Release: 9.1-RELENG r248699
FreeBSD web 9.1-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p1 #0 r248699: Mon Mar 25 18:31:53 MSK 2013 root@:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/NOVYSOFT amd64
I tried FreeBSD 9.1 (RELEASE/RELENG/STABLE) with ZFS mirrored (raid1) pool and iRedMail (http://www.iredmail.org) and it hangs when I issue a shutdown command. The only last message displayed "All buffers synched" and it hangs indefinitely until I hit the reset/power button.
FreeBSD 9.1 with ZFS (raid1) pool shutdown hang/deadlock.
FreeBSD 9.1 without ZFS shutdown successful.
FreeBSD 9.0 with ZFS shutdown successful.
FreeBSD 9.0 without ZFS shutdown successful.
This only happens after I install iRedMail. If I uninstall or delete iRedMail and it shutdowns normal. If I reinstall iRedMail and it hangs. iRedMail's mail daemons must be causing some kind of deadlock and preventing FreeBSD 9.1 from normal shutdown. I think this is serious problem if the server is at a remote location without physical access to power button.
I was able to reproduce this problem in VirtualBox with two virtual drives for ZFS pool mirroring and two different computers.
The server can be shutdown using this command 'shutdown -n -o -r now' but it's risky.
1) Install FreeBSD 9.1 with ZFS mirrored (raid1) pools
2) Install Bash from ports
3) Install iRedMail from http://www.iredmail.org
4) Shutdown to start all services
5) Shutdown again and it hangs
I use ZFS creation tool from http://iceblood.googlecode.com/svn/FreeBSD_ZFS/freebsd_zfs_inst.sh
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