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    SubjectRe: Strange lockup with 2.6.0
    Guennadi Liakhovetski wrote:
    > On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, Wakko Warner wrote:
    > > I usually do a backup of each filesystem simply using tar. I attempted to
    > > backup a machine I had that's running 2.6.0 and it hard locked.
    > Are sysrq-keys enabled? If so, could you catch the tar backtrace during
    > the lock-up (ALT-SysRq-t)? What was the latest kernel-version that worked?

    Yes, but the machine hard locks. sysrq does not work. I have a small
    utility I wrote that will set the state of the parport (I used this to tell
    if it locks up) using outb to the port (This does not effect it in anyway,
    it will lockup w/o it running)

    This is also the first time I backed up this machine. 2.6.0 is the first
    kernel I installed on it. I can test 2.4.23 later.

    > Can you just try to write some data over NFS? Would it lock if you write 1

    I am constantly accessing NFS with this machine. Read and write. It was
    only when I backed it up with tar. In the event it doesn't lock, tar
    crashes w/o error/warning (over NFS).

    > byte or 1K or 1M? Does it lock immediately as you start the backup or

    It locks up usually at one point, but not always.

    > after some time (you could start some process in the background
    > periodically printing some info on the terminal, like vmstat, cat
    > /proc/interrupts, free, tcpdump on both ends to a file...) Can you try NFS

    I can do this I think. It's fun when running with init being bash. It will
    take some time to do since I can't scroll backwards.

    > over TCP? Are other machines, where backup works, also running 2.6,

    I can try TCP, but I'm not sure about the server accepting TCP (was there a
    compile time option for NFSD to use TCP?) These 2 machines are the only
    ones I have on 2.6.

    > 10/100mbps?

    100 FD always.

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