Giving up on x buffers - losing files
Arjan van Leeuwen
freebsd-current at piwebs.com
Mon Jun 28 10:36:26 PDT 2004
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 09:36:54 +0300, Kalev Lember <kalev at colleduc.ee> wrote:
> Arjan van Leeuwen wrote:
>> Sometimes, particularly after doing a lot of file writes (i.e.
>> compiling a lot of ports, building world and mergemastering, etc), I
>> get the 'Giving up on x buffers' message on shutdown, and my
>> filesystems come up dirty when I restart.
>> So, why does this happen? And how do I prevent it from happening? This
>> definitely does _not_ sound like something I want my servers to do
>> when 5.x goes -STABLE.
> Not sure if it is related, but if I have ext2 mounted on shutdown, the
> syncer also fails and gives up on a few buffers. It is reproducable. I
> can recall it was fixed about a year ago, but then broke again.
I don't have any ext2 partitions, so I guess it's a different problem.
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