Deadlock in 5.3p5

Peter Jeremy PeterJeremy at
Wed Apr 20 23:57:54 PDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-Apr-20 19:33:43 -0700, Doug White wrote:
>On Sat, 16 Apr 2005, Peter Jeremy wrote:
>> 0xc1e2ce70: tag ufs, type VREG, usecount 6, writecount 0, refcount 0, flags (VV_OBJBUF), lock type ufs: SHARED (count 1) with 1 pending
>>       ino 142169, on dev ad0s1g (4, 25)
>> 142169  /usr/local/OpenOffice.org1.1.4/program/
>> Does anyone have any ideas on how to track this further (or so I just
>> write it off as a glitch).
>This is the old "race to root" that happens at the end of the death
>spiral. You need to know why the guy holding tte library lock isn't
>letting go of it.

How can I find out which process is holding the library lock?  It's a
shared lock and there doesn't appear to be any record kept of processes
seizing shared locks.

Peter Jeremy

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