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SubjectRe: Reiserfs, 3 Raid1 arrays, 2.4.1 machine locks up

> I partitioned the 2 drives (on 1st and 2nd controller, both 1.3 GB each)
> into 4 total partitions. 1st is swap and then the next 3, 1 primary, 2
> extended are for raid 1 arrays. I've given 20 MB to /boot (md0), 650MB
> to / (md1) and the rest (400+MB) to /var (md2). I format md0 as ext2
> and md1 and md2 as reiserfs. When I go to untar the image on the cd to
> /mnt/slash (which has md1 mounted on it), the system extracts about 30MB
> of data and then just stops responding. No kernel output, etc. I can
> change to the other virtual consoles, but no other keyboard input is
> accepted. After resetting the machine, the raid arrays rebuild ok, and
> reiserfs gives me no problems other than it usually replays 2 or 3
> transactions. If I tell tar to pickup on the last directory I saw
> extracted, it gets about another 30MB of data and stops again. I've
> waited for the raid syncing to be finished or just started after the
> arrays are available and it doesn't matter.

Try running sync; sync; sync; ... while untarring.
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