Re: 2.6.10-rc3, syslogd hangs then processes get stuck inschedule_timeout

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Wed Dec 22 2004 - 04:39:19 EST

Chris Stromsoe <cbs@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm still seeing this problem. It repeats every week or week and a half,
> usually after logs have been rotated and a dvd has been written. syslogd
> stops writing output, then everything that does schedule_timeout() hangs,
> the process table fills, and everything grinds to a halt.
> If the problem is detected early enough, syslogd can be manually killed
> and restarted, unwedging everything and returning everything to normal
> operation.
> I'm running 2.6.10-rc3, compiled with smp. I've been seeing this since at
> least, both smp and nosmp. userspace is debian testing.
> sysrq+t output from three hangs in November with 2.6.9 is at

Can't see anything untoward there, although one wonders why you have 609
instances of cron running.
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