SV: Lockups with 2.4.14 and 2.4.16

From: Johan Ekenberg (
Date: Tue Dec 11 2001 - 19:56:26 EST

> Another thing to try is
> touch /foo &
> hit return
> (should report it finished)
> touch /var/spool/foo &
> (if this never returns you know you /var/spool choked for some reason)

BTW, these commands don't work over SSH, ie the '&' doesn't produce a
background job + report-when-finished when running like:
   ssh badserver "touch /foo &"
If I run without '&', would that just touch a file somewhere in the
cache-memory, ie not flushed to disk, or would it still detect if a disk is
hung? What's the point of running it in the bg anyway?

Is there any chance the lockup could be with one of the IDE disks running
swap or backups? Could that produce a global lockup of this kind?

## /etc/fstab:
/dev/rd/c0d0 / reiserfs defaults,usrquota,noatime,notail 1 1
/dev/rd/c0d1 /var/spool reiserfs defaults,usrquota,noatime,notail 1 1
/dev/hdb1 /backup reiserfs defaults,noatime,notail 0 0
/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0

Best regards,
/Johan Ekenberg

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