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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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