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SubjectRe: Bug#328135: kernel-image-2.6.11-1-686-smp: nfs reading process stuck in disk wait
Trond Myklebust <> writes:

>> on den 14.09.2005 Klokka 21:10 (-0400) skreiv Marc Horowitz:
>> > Trond Myklebust <> writes:
>> >
>> > >> on den 14.09.2005 Klokka 11:51 (+0900) skreiv Horms:
>> > >> I doubt this has anything to do with NFS. We should no longer have a
>> > >> sync_page VFS method in the 2.6 kernels. What other filesystems is the
>> > >> user running?
>> >
>> > In the stack trace I sent, from a running 2.6.11 kernel, vfs_read
>> > appears to be the vfs method, not sync_page. sync_page is called much
>> > deeper in the stack trace.
>> So? It is clearly the call to sync_page that is Oopsing.
>> The NFS call is just trying to lock a page that appears to be owned by
>> someone else. That triggers a call to that filesystem's sync_page, which
>> then goes on to do a page allocation, which again Oopses.

Ah, I understand now. I misinterpreted what you said to mean you
didn't expect to see a sync_page call at all.

That said, I'd like to clarify one thing: there is no oops in the
dmesg output. That stack trace comes from dmesg after I do
"echo t > /proc/sysrq_trigger".

I'll give the 2.6.12 kernel a try today or tomorrow, and see what

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