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SubjectRe: Linux-2.1.125 ... pre-2.2 imminent
Cyrille Chepelov wrote:

> * The Big Bad Lockup lurking in dquota surfaced again on a K6/200
> server/router, despite Bill Hawes' big cleanup (too bad, it really looked
> like it had vanished) : "quotacheck -av", "passwd foo" and "/sbin/lilo"
> are still the usual offenders, and lock on "wait_for_dquota" with the
> usual symptoms (skyrocketing loadavg, and no way to kill the processes)

Hi Cyrille,

I did quite a bit of stress testing for the quota code and wasn't able to
trigger any stuck processes. Could you put together a script to reproduce the
problem?

When you say "/sbin/lilo" is an offender, does running lilo hit a quota limit?

Regards,
Bill




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