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SubjectRe: Alpha "process table hang"
Peter Rival [frival@zk3.dec.com] wrote:
> You wouldn't happen to have khttpd loaded as a module, would you? I've seen
> this type of problem caused by that before...

Nope...

>
> - 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
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Part 1.2Type: application/pgp-signature
-- Bob

Bob McElrath (rsmcelrath@students.wisc.edu)
Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Physics
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