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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).

Bob










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