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    SubjectRe: Alpha "process table hang"
    You wouldn't happen to have khttpd loaded as a module, would you?  I've seen
    this type of problem caused by that before...

    - Pete

    Bob McElrath wrote:

    > I've been experiencing a particular kind of hang for many versions
    > (since 2.3.99 days, recently seen with 2.4.1, 2.4.2, and 2.4.2-ac4) on
    > the alpha architecture. The symptom is that any program that tries to
    > access the process table will hang. (ps, w, top) The hang will go away
    > by itself after ~10minutes - 1 hour or so. When it hangs I run ps and
    > see that it gets halfway through the process list and hangs. The
    > process that comes next in the list (after hang goes away) almost always
    > has nonsensical memory numbers, like multi-gigabyte SIZE.
    >
    > Linux draal.physics.wisc.edu 2.3.99-pre5 #8 Sun Apr 23 16:21:48 CDT 2000
    > alpha unknown
    >
    > Gnu C 2.96
    > Gnu make 3.78.1
    > binutils 2.10.0.18
    > util-linux 2.11a
    > modutils 2.4.5
    > e2fsprogs 1.18
    > PPP 2.3.11
    > Linux C Library 2.2.1
    > Dynamic linker (ldd) 2.2.1
    > Procps 2.0.7
    > Net-tools 1.54
    > Kbd 0.94
    > Sh-utils 2.0
    > Modules Loaded nfsd lockd sunrpc af_packet msdos fat pas2 sound
    > soundcore
    >
    > Has anyone else seen this? Is there a fix?
    >
    > -- Bob
    >
    > Bob McElrath (rsmcelrath@students.wisc.edu)
    > Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Physics
    >
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