Re: SV: Lockups with 2.4.14 and 2.4.16

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Dec 11 2001 - 20:22:03 EST

> 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?

I was thinking "from a shell". Doing it with two ssh commands should show
which one if either hangs

> 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?

I think its a reiserfs/quota/dac960 deadlock though which is open to
question at the moment
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