PLEASE TEST: IPI deadlock avoidance patch
Garance A Drosihn
drosih at rpi.edu
Mon Aug 23 19:18:55 PDT 2004
At 8:51 PM -0400 8/23/04, Brian Fundakowski Feldman wrote:
>On Mon, Aug 23, 2004, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> > [...] No panics, but in the second set I
> > did have one buildworld (-j9) which failed with four processes
>> apparently getting a "*** Signal 6". I am not sure what that
>> was about. Note that all these builds were done with a `make'
>> that was compiled to USE_KQUEUE , so maybe that's where the
>> Signal's came from. In any case, the machine is still running
>> fine, even after that heavy pounding.
>Are you watching system temperatures?
I doubt that's a problem right now. Right now my office is pretty
chilly, and it was even cooler last night while these were running.
This is the first time I've seen these "*** Signal 6"s, and this
is also the first time I've tried a USE_KQUEUE verison of `make'.
And while the make-related processes died with the signal's, none
of the other processes on the system had any problems. (including
the folding-at-home client which is still running on the machine).
Also, this machine is usually running two copies of the "folding at
home" client, so it is *usually* running flat-out, 24 hours a day.
There are other days when the air-conditioning in the computer
center is a bit flaky, and my office gets up to 90F. This machine
hasn't had any problems at those temperatures (although I sometimes
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih at rpi.edu
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