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SubjectRe: Bug#557262: 2.6.31+ XFS - All I/O locks up to D-state after 24-48 hours (sysrq-t+w available) - root cause found = asterisk

On Sat, 21 Nov 2009, Faidon Liambotis wrote:

> Justin Piszcz wrote:
> > Found root cause-- root cause is asterisk PBX software. I use an
> SPA3102.
>> When someone called me, they accidentally dropped the connection, I called
>> them back in a short period. It is during this time (and the last time)
>> this happened that the box froze under multiple(!) kernels, always when
>> someone was calling.
> <snip>
>> I don't know what asterisk is doing but top did run before the crash
>> and asterisk was using 100% CPU and as I noted before all other processes
>> were in D-state.
>> When this bug occurs, it freezes I/O to all devices and the only way to
>> recover
>> is to reboot the system.
> That's obviously *not* the root cause.
> It's not normal for an application that isn't even privileged to hang
> all I/O and, subsequently everything on a system.
> This is almost probably a kernel issue and asterisk just does something
> that triggers this bug.
> Regards,
> Faidon

It is possible although I tried with several kernels (2.6.30.[0-9] &
2.6.31+ (never had a crash with earlier versions, I installed asterisk long
ago) but it always used to be 1.4.x until recently.. Nasty bug :\


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