Running rsnapshot via cron reboots the machine
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Thu Dec 18 00:00:12 PST 2008
On Wednesday 17 December 2008 11:40:00 David N wrote:
> 2008/12/17 Mel <fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net>:
> > On Monday 15 December 2008 18:56:46 David N wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I have a machine
> >> AMD Sepron LE-1150
> >> ASUS M2A-VM
> >> 1GB RAM ECC
> >> 2x SATA 300GB
> >> in a RAID 1 (gmirror).
> >> 7.0-RELEASE-p2 AMD64 generic kernel
> >> it was doing backups via bacula to an external disk
> >> USB 2.0 SATA disk, and it was working well. (GLabel) /dev/ufs/BackupDisk
> >> I changed to rsnapshot recently, with the External HDD in glabel +
> >> gjournal (/dev/da0s1.journal -> /dev/ufs/BackupDisk) and it will
> >> reboot the machine roughly 30 minutes after the rsnapshot starts via
> >> CRON.
> > Able to get any crash dumps?  I doubt it calls reboot system call
> > after 30 minutes and if it's a heating issue, then it would power down
> > not reboot. So, kernel is probably panicing.
> > 
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/developers-handbook/kern
> > --
> > Mel
> > Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
> > and never get to the software part.
> I found something in the vmcore.0
> panic: Journal overflow (joffset=499758276096 active=498475869184
> cpuid = 0
> Uptime: 16h7m11s
> I tried kgdb on on the vmcore but it didn't work, I had -p2 installed,
> but compiled p6 so it might of overwrittin things in /usr/obj
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> Cannot access memory at address 0x0
> The journal was set to 2GB on the 400GB USB attached disk. (/dev/da0)
> I just formatted the disk without gjournal and see how that goes. I
> guess i can't use gjournal over USB? I have gjournal running on
> another server (gmirror + gjournal) and i thrash it pretty hard
> without any problems.
It should not panic, but a journal overflow is more likely with USB, cause of
the lower write speed (the journal fills faster then it's being emptied).
Your best bet is to reproduce the panic using the sources that match the
kernel and file a PR and/or post to freebsd-fs list to find out if there are
people with similar problems/usage cases. It could be a tunable that you
missed or that it's a known issue.
Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
and never get to the software part.
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