DANGER WILL ROBINSON! SERIOUS problem with current
5.4-PRERELEASE - FURTHER UPDATE
karl at denninger.net
Tue Apr 5 18:50:06 PDT 2005
On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 08:25:04PM -0500, Karl Denninger wrote:
> This patch appears to be "safe".
> I have about 2 hours on the production machine right now post-rebuild (which
> had to complete first) with the added "callout_drain" in, have taken two DMA
> WRITE retries, and have not yet seen any evidence of destabilization.
> This is good evidence but not proof - before I took out the original line
> the FIRST write retry would immediately cause the system to become unstable.
I have forced over a dozen errors (high rate I/O) and still no stability
Patch looks good.
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