a new way to hang 7.0

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jan 1 13:40:19 PST 2008

Mikhail Teterin wrote:
>>>>> Is this really a new way, or is it well known already? Thanks! -L
>>>> has been hanging systems ever since it existed. Don't use it.
>>> Why does `dump' implore me to use it, then?
>> Because the previous poster is being uncharitable with the facts :) 
> I'd say both previous posters reported problems -- their tone was
> different, but both reported their glass being, uhm, less then full :)

They made claims but failed to actually report anything.

>> There are a history of problems with -L (more generally, UFS
>> snapshots), but these are believed to have been fixed over the past 2
>> years. Since you are claiming to have found a new one, please follow
>> up with the usual kernel debugging so someone can try and study it.
> I'll try, but I am not, unfortunately, well setup for kernel debugging.
> Most of the time I only have one system, and can't afford to hang it even
> for a short while.

OK.  Maybe it will stay broken until someone else can reproduce then.


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