Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242772
System hang when downloading files.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:06 EST
Description of problem: Downloading with Pup, Pirut or Pan, will cause system to
hang after several minutes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): All current
versions in the "Moonshine" release.
Have a dual core AMD Opteron 64 and System Monitor flucuates between 50% and
100% processor usage when mouse held over try icon, but opening System Monitor
Resorces shows only 1% on each core.
Unable to reboot without hitting the reset button.
How reproducible: Each time files or binaries are downloaded.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Upate with Pup
2.Add/Remove Software with Pirut
3.Download binaries with Pan Newsreader
System hanges after several minutes
System not to hang.
Additional info: If ever able to get the system to reboot without freezing, the
the console output indicats an error flushing the SCSI cash on my primary ATA
drives, containing the /, /boot and /opt mount points, repectively...i.e. sda
When resetting, boot process must recover journals on all my hard discs.
Do not know where any log information would be kept for this type of problem,
otherwise I would submit anything needed. Please guide me!
Does this happen when you do other network and harddisk related things at the
same time together?
As this sounds more like a hardware problem resp. kernel bug where some
congestion or even deadlocks happen when you do harddisk writes and network
Reassigning to kernel, maybe they can figure out more in detail whats happening
Read ya, Phil
(In reply to comment #1)
> Does this happen when you do other network and harddisk related things at the
> same time together?
> As this sounds more like a hardware problem resp. kernel bug where some
> congestion or even deadlocks happen when you do harddisk writes and network
> Reassigning to kernel, maybe they can figure out more in detail whats happening
> Read ya, Phil
Thank you for the reply, Dave
There is an additional problem, I failed to inform you of.
The SATA disc that is being written to, will occasionally go into a protected
read/write mode. In other words, the disc is not accessible, must reboot.
That clearly sounds like a SATA driver/kernel/hardware problem, so kernel
definitely is the right place to check whats going on.
Read ya, Phil
Redirected the data flow to an EIDE or ATA drive and had the same results, as
Situation is becoming critical, system will slow down as the uptime increases.
Processor usage goes up to 100%. Unable to shut down without hitting reset button.
I cannot use the system in this state, will have to go to my Windblows box...eek!
Is there any information I can sent from the log files?