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    SubjectRe: Most processes gradually becoming 'D'
    On Tue, Jan 26, 1999 at 05:09:53PM +1000, Andrew Over wrote:
    > On Mon, Jan 25, 1999 at 07:27:37PM +0100, Romano Giannetti wrote:
    > >
    > > Was you playing an audio CD on the same ide interface that one of your
    > > disc? A Acer 32x CD-ROM? (If yes, I have a very probable candidate...:)
    > Yes. I have a swap partition on the secondary master, and the CD-ROM
    > is the secondary slave.
    > The drive in question is as follows:
    > hdd: Pioneer CD-ROM ATAPI Model DR-A14S 0104, ATAPI CDROM drive
    > > (Look for syslog about "Lost interrupt", well, if you have the /var/log
    > > dir in another interface)
    > /var/log is on the primary master, but nothing was logged. At the
    > time of the crash, my system had not hit swap, so the secondary master
    > had not been touched either.

    Jens, it is possible that this happens for the same problem I've seen?
    If Andrew's system was trying to swap, and the CD goes berserk like
    mine, all things touching the VM will go to D state forever... what do
    you think?


    Romano Giannetti, Professor - Univ. Pontificia Comillas (Madrid, Spain)
    Electronic Engineer - phone +34 915 422 800 ext 2410 fax +34 915 596 569

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