sporadic disk syncing failures when shutting down
jeff at walters.name
Sat Jul 12 21:04:45 PDT 2003
On Saturday 12 July 2003 11:24 pm, Sean Kelly wrote:
> > syncing disks, buffers remaining... 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54
> > 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 giving up on 54 buffers
> > Uptime: 6m42s
> > Terminate ACPI
> > Rebooting...
> > Each time this has happened, fsck finds and nukes a bunch of empty
> > directories. The last time this happened, the /etc/rc.d/yp* files that
> > mergmaster updated were missing after the reboot and fsck had done its
> > work. Nothing has ever shown up in lost+found.
> > Has anyone else seen this?
> I have seen this a lot, but not as much lately. Sadly, I don't have any
> more data than you on why it happens. I've seen it give up on a rather
> frighteningly large number of buffers before, though...
I hate to even mentioned such an unscientific observation where I made
multiple changes at once, but I'll provide a data point. I also saw this
problem crop up at the same time as I tried the SCHED_ULE scheduler a couple
of months ago. I re-cvsup'ed CURRENT and switched back to SCHED_4BSD and it
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