quota deadlock on 6.1-RC1

Mike Jakubik mikej at rogers.com
Thu May 4 04:42:12 UTC 2006

Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 08:11:32PM -0700, David Kirchner wrote:
>> On 5/3/06, Mark Linimon <linimon at lonesome.com> wrote:
>>> To summarize: at some point you do, indeed, have to ship something.  You
>>> have to choose a point where the least number of users will see regressions
>>> vs. the most number of users will see improvements.  (Not everyone uses
>>> quotas.)
>> FWIW, the snapshot bugs, particularly those seen during background
>> fscks, can affect every installation, although you're unlikely to see
>> them unless your server panics or loses power (or in some way requires
>> a fsck on boot).
> You missed the part where snapshots have caused deadlocks under
> varying conditions since day 1.  They have never worked 100% reliably,
> and despite our best efforts that will remain true with 6.1.
> Kris

Then why utilize a known non-functional technology?

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