firefox is stuck in getbuf()

David Xu davidxu at
Wed Jul 21 04:53:38 UTC 2010

Kostik Belousov wrote:

> Can you, please, do the following:
> show the backtraces for the system processes, in particular, syncer,
> bufdaemon, softdepflush daemon, pagedaemon and vm ?
> for the stuck firefox thread, find the address of the buffer
> supplied as an argument to getdirtybuf, and print the *(struct buf *)addr ?
> This can be done on the live/stuck system using kgdb on /dev/mem.

Unfortunately, I can not always reproduce it. :-(

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