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    SubjectRe: unexplained high load
    On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Hacksaw wrote:

    > Ahh, a D state.
    > D means disk wait, which the only thing that can postpone a -9. Basic, the
    > process is stuck in a loop inside a routine that needs to be atomic.
    > You'll have to reboot to clear it. I believe this is a kernel bug. Try going
    > back to 2.2.14, or maybe up to 2.2.19pre2.

    FYI at this moment I have a failing scsi tape format on a machine (2.2.18)
    that has the same symtom (hung in D state, load=1).


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