quota deadlock on 6.1-RC1
scottl at samsco.org
Sun May 7 01:56:20 UTC 2006
Robert Watson wrote:
> On Sat, 6 May 2006, Chris wrote:
>> are snapshots a default setting?
> In case people want to avoid using snapshots, here are the uses I'm
> currently aware of in the base system:
> - Background file system check uses snapshots. This can be disabled by
> background_fsck="NO" in /etc/rc.conf.
> - dump uses snapshots if the -L paramater is specified, in order to take an
> atomic backup of the system. It won't use snapshots unless explicitly
> - mksnap_ffs uses snapshots, as it's the operator snapshot creation tool.
> FWIW, I and a moderate number of other people use snapshots daily on
> quite busy and over-burdened machines without problems.
> Also, as an FYI, several quota-related snapshot fixes went into CVS in
> the last 24-48 hours. Once they've settled for a few weeks, and
> assuming they don't have complex dependencies, they will get merged to
> RELENG_6. Presumably if there is sufficient demand, and they adequately
> address the reports of deadlocks with quotas+snapshots, they could be
> merged to RELENG_6_1 as an errata update.
Exactly my thinking also. In about 2-3 weeks time, we'll review this
and decide what to do.
More information about the freebsd-stable