fsync: giving up on dirty - gjournal on 7.0-R

Vincent Hoffman vince at unsane.co.uk
Tue Aug 12 14:17:07 UTC 2008

My understanding is that its nothing to worry about.

for example, where pjd at freebsd.org who wrote gjounal says
"It happens sometimes under load, haven't investigated yet what exactly
is happening, but you can ignore it for now, it's harmless, it just
means journal switch will be done a bit later."


David N wrote:
> Hi,
> On my FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE amd64 i get the following in my logs when I
> was upgrading my ports via portmaster.
> fsync: giving up on dirty
> 0xffffff00014745d0: tag devfs, type VCHR
>     usecount 1, writecount 0, refcount 173 mountedhere 0xffffff00013b2800
>     flags ()
>     v_object 0xffffff000143f1a0 ref 0 pages 2057
>      lock type devfs: EXCL (count 1) by thread 0xffffff0001302340 (pid 39)
>         dev mirror/gm0s3.journal
> GEOM_JOURNAL: Cannot suspend file system /usr (error=35).
> gm0s3.journal has a 2GB journal. Journal and data is on the same disk (mirror)
> Is this something to worry about?
> Smart for the disks aren't reporting any errors. this is with short
> tests and extended tests.
> Regards
> David N
> _______________________________________________
> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list
> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list