lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2002]   [May]   [9]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
SubjectRE: kill task in TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE
Date
Please, this could turn into a flamewar:

* Users hate the NFS hangs.
* Applications need them for consistency.

Is there really a solution that makes everyone happy
when NFS servers are down? If so, I haven't seen it
in my career working with NFS. (Unless NFS v3 helps ...)
All the network admins I've known choose non-interruptible,
tolerate the complaining users when a server is down,
and just work on getting the server back on-line ASAP.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Theurer [mailto:habanero@us.ibm.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2002 10:39 AM
> To: vda@port.imtp.ilyichevsk.odessa.ua
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: kill task in TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE
>
>
>
>
> Denis Vlasenko wrote:
> >
> > On 8 May 2002 21:27, george anzinger wrote:
> > > > > > Is there any way i can kill a task in
> > > > > > TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE state ?
> > > > > No. Everytime you see hung task in this state
> > > > > you see kernel bug.
> > > > > Somebody correct me if I am wrong.
> > > >
> > > > Except for processes accessing NFS files while the NFS
> server is down:
> > > > they will be stuck in TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE until the
> NFS server comes
> > > > back up again.
> > >
> > > A REALLY good argument for puting timeouts on your NSF
> mounts! Don't
> > > leave home without them.
> >
> > Timeouts may be a bad idea: imagine large (LARGE) database
> > which you don't want to repair due to lost data over NFS.
> > Better let it hang in NFS i/o even for hours while you are
> > repairing your network.
>
> I'm not sure using an NFS mount for a big important DB would
> be prudent
> in the first place. I dunno, maybe there are situations where it's
> unavoidable. I just really cringe when hearing about DB volumes over
> NFS.
>
> -Andrew
> -
> To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe
> linux-kernel" in
> the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
> More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
> Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/
>
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:22    [W:0.032 / U:2.508 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site