LOR filedesc structure / Giant
stb at lassitu.de
Mon Nov 24 14:26:24 PST 2003
Am 24.11.2003 um 22:56 schrieb Kris Kennaway:
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 10:52:54PM +0100, Stefan Bethke wrote:
>> Am 24.11.2003 um 22:19 schrieb Kris Kennaway:
>>> On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 09:45:51PM +0100, Stefan Bethke wrote:
>>>> This is with a current from around two days ago, with a kernel not
>>>> different from GENERIC.
>>> Known problem.
>> I do follow -current quite closely, but none of the cvs lists. It
>> appears that I missed some important info. What should I monitor more
>> closely? What can I do to analyze this more closely?
> First checking the mailing list archives and PR database for similar
> problem reports is often prudent. This one has been reported for
> several months, and I also submitted a PR about it.
Sorry for banging on about this, but the PR kern/55175 does not appear
to contain much more information than I submitted. If the problem is
indeed well known, and deemed a freak accident that won't do any
damage, then I apologise for wasting your time.
This caused a panic on one of my systems, and the panic hosed the root
filesystem. As I'm planning to put two identical systems into
production at 5.2 release, or hopefully at 5-stable (depending on
timeframe), I would much prefer to have confidence in the stability of
the system, and this isn't it. The machine has been running current for
the past 4 months, with the occasional make world and portupgrade -f,
to make sure that it is stable enough for low-level production work (
<10k hits on apache, <10k emails, some ssh sessions per day). (Running
setiathome to test the cpu.)
The LOR appears to occur consistently on this machine; I am not sure I
can force it to occur at the same sequence of events, but in five of
five tries, trying to re-compile ports, it occurs during the compile.
If this situation is interesting to anyone, I can easily arrange shell
and console access; usually I or a colleague will be available to push
buttons if neccessary. If anyone feels I can perform any tests to shed
further light on this, please let me know.
Stefan Bethke <stb at lassitu.de> Fon +49 170 346 0140
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