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SubjectRe: sync hanging
Corin Hartland-Swann wrote:
>
> Hi there,
>
> I'm using kernel 2.4.8-ac2 on a Dual PIII-1000 with 4096M RAM, and a
> reiserfs filesystem on a RAID-1 mirror of two 76GB UDMA disks, and I'm
> experiencing a strange problem after the machine has been running for a
> while.
>
> Every now and again, running sync(1) (i.e. the program) seems to hang and
> end up in state D (uninterruptible sleep). There is no way to kill it
> (even with SIGKILL but I assume that this is typical for state D
> processes.
>
> Does anyone have any idea what may be causing this? I have searched the
> archives and couldn't find anything similar.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Corin
>
> PS: Please CC any replies to me.
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turn off highmem, known bug, I don't know if it is solved yet.

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