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    SubjectRe: Process stuck in D state while locking in NFS
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    Miklos.Szeredi@eth.ericsson.se (Miklos Szeredi) writes:

    |> Hi!
    |>
    |> I got an unkillable process:
    |>
    |> FLAGS UID PID PPID PRI NI SIZE RSS WCHAN STA TTY TIME COMMAND
    |> 8000 10348 2486 1 0 0 3808 2244 rpc_execute D ? 0:00 ./gkeeper
    |>
    |> It was probably stuck while trying to get a read-lock (which was
    |> certainly free) on an NFS volume mounted from a Solaris server.
    |>
    |> The load average is now constantly above 1.0 but otherwise the system
    |> is working perfectly. The lock can even be acquired if the program is
    |> started again.
    |>
    |> This is not reproducible, but I remember experiencing similar
    |> strangeness, which I didn't investigate at the time.
    |>
    |> Is there a rational explanation?

    This can happen if the NFS server is down.

    Andreas.

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