Re: All filesystems hang under long periods of heavy load (read and write) on a filesystem

From: bert hubert
Date: Tue Nov 04 2003 - 02:38:23 EST

On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 03:46:22PM -0800, Shirley Shi wrote:
> Can anyone know why all filesystems hang under periods of heavy load on
> one of the filesystem? Once the filesystems hang, any command related to
> the filesystem, like 'ls', 'cat',etc., will stick forever until re-power
> cycling the machine.

I suggest you figure out what your systems have in common, if this were
universal people would've noticed by now. If you have such a hang again, can
you show us the output of 'dmesg' and 'ps aux'? If at all possible, can you
run ShowTasks from the magic SysRQ menu?

Good luck!

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