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From Aaron Bannert <aa...@ebuilt.com>
Subject Re: Problem with Linux 2.4.3 kernels
Date Mon, 23 Jul 2001 17:51:48 GMT
On Mon, Jul 23, 2001 at 10:27:55AM -0700, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> In the process of hammering the threaded MPM with flood (which is
> threaded too) on a SMP Linux 2.4.3 box, I got processes that were in 
> a "disk sleep" state.  They are not killable, attachable, or 
> debuggable.  Some documentation in the kernel refers to this D state 
> as the "uninterruptible sleep" state.  The only way to remove the 
> processes is to reboot.  Yuck.
> 
> Anyway, it seems to be a bug in the 2.4.3 kernel (maybe earlier?)
> kernel.  However, some people reported that it was fixed in 2.4.3-ac5
> (see google).  I just upgraded to 2.4.6 (Mandrake's current cooker 
> series kernel RPM) and I haven't been able to reproduce it yet.
> 
> This seems worthy of a README as both Mandrake 8.0 and RedHat 7.1 are 
> based on 2.4.3 - so I believe they will both exhibit this.  -- justin

Just on a side note, I also tried to reproduce this bug with my non-SMP
rh71 (linux 2.4.3) machine, and could not.

-aaron


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