quota and snapshots in 6.1-RELEASE

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Tue May 23 13:35:38 PDT 2006

On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 03:18:25PM -0500, Mark Kane wrote:
> Mike Jakubik wrote:
> >Rong-en Fan wrote:
> >>On 5/23/06, Dmitriy Kirhlarov <dimma at higis.ru> wrote:
> >>>Hi, list.
> >>>
> >>>Some time ago quota and, AFAIR, snapshots in 6.1-RELEASE has deadlock
> >>>problems. What the current situation with this? I'm ready to test
> >>>patches, if needed.
> >>>
> >>>WBR
> >>
> >>IIRC, there are some quota and snapshots changes merged in
> >>6.1-STABLE after 6.1-RELEASE is releases. So I think you may want
> >>to try that.
> >
> >Thats correct. I have been meaning to test these, but not had the time 
> >to do so yet. If you can, update to -STABLE and give it a test.
> I had a motherboard die in a server on Sunday. It is running FreeBSD 
> 5.4-RELEASE and the only hardware they had to replace it with was an 
> Athlon64 CPU and a motherboard with an ATI chipset. With that board and 
> 5.4, it will only boot in Safe Mode, but then the hard drives are 
> running at very slow speeds. It completely locked up earlier today and 
> they had to do a hard reboot (with no errors on the screen or in 
> /var/log/messages). My plan was to have them fully upgrade the server 
> tonight to a new box (with the same Athlon64 and mobo with ATI chipset 
> since that's all they have), and do a fresh install of 6.1-RELEASE 
> because a very similar board with the same chipset was reported to work 
> in 6.0.
> Every machine I have or work on runs FreeBSD, but this is the only one 
> that needs quotas because it runs cPanel for customers. I am not sure 
> all the details about the problems with quotas, so will running 
> 6.1-RELEASE with quotas cause problems for sure? If so, any suggestions 
> on what to do given my situation? Would 6.0 be any better? I'd like to 
> have the latest version because doing updates properly remotely is 
> difficult, but if it is not going to work then I may have to use 6.0 if 
> that will work or figure something else out hardware wise.

If you use snapshots with your quotas, update to 6.1-STABLE.  If you
don't use snapshots, 6.1-R should be fine.  This was discussed in
excruciating depth a few weeks back, so please read the archives for


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