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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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