"swap_pager" loop?

Ken Sallot ken at astro.ufl.edu
Tue Dec 19 06:09:53 PST 2006

On Tue, 19 Dec 2006, Oliver Fromme wrote:

> Ken Sallot <ken at astro.ufl.edu> wrote:
>  > Yesterday morning I came in to find a 6.2-RC1 server deadlocked in a loop 
>  > with the following error messages on the console:
>  > 
>  > swap_pager: indefinite wait buffer: bufobj: 0, blkno: 5, size: 4096
> That message is printed when a timeout appears while waiting
> for the swap device.  I've seen such problems when the disk
> or the controller was dead or malfunctioning.  Are you sure
> that your hardware is OK, i.e. no disk errors, good cables
> etc.?

Reasonably sure, but I could always double check the cabling.  The chassis 
& drives are new (6 weeks old), and I've not seen any other errors in the 


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