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SubjectRe: change strip_cache_size freeze the whole raid
> On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, kyle wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Yesterday I tried to increase the value of strip_cache_size to see if I
>> can
>> get better performance or not. I increase the value from 2048 to
>> something
>> like 16384. After I did that, the raid5 freeze. Any proccess read / write
>> to
>> it stucked at D state. I tried to change it back to 2048, read
>> strip_cache_active, cat /proc/mdstat, mdadm stop, etc. All didn't return
>> back.
>> I even cannot shutdown the machine. Finally I need to press the reset
>> button
>> in order to get back my control.

> Yes, I noticed this bug too, if you change it too many times or change it
> at the 'wrong' time, it hangs up when you echo numbr >
> /proc/stripe_cache_size.
> Basically don't run it more than once and don't run it at the 'wrong' time
> and it works. Not sure where the bug lies, but yeah I've seen that on 3
> different machines!
> Justin.

I just change it once, then it freeze. It's hard to get the 'right time'

Actually I tried it several times before. As I remember there was once it
freezed for around 1 or 2 minutes , then back to normal operation. This is
the first time it completely freezed and I waited after around 10 minutes it
still didn't wake up.


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