Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3033
quota tools go into "uninterruptible sleep" during disk operations
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
If I do "cp somewhta somewhere" an at the same time I run
repquota and/or quotacheck the quota tools go into sate "D"
I've tried it on variuos hardware platforms (i386 with
different scsi and ide adaptors).
On the kernel-list comes a patch for 2.2.6 that solves this
problem but it isn't official. Here is the header of this
Subject: Re: sync problem in 2.2.5
From: Jan Kara <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 1999-04-20 22:15:58
It occurs in RedHat Linux 5.2 and 6.0.
In the official Debian 2.1 Linux Dist. this error occurs
The patch is mostly good. Jan has posted a couple of other updates
since. It doesn't fix the SMP case apparently.
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Christian, this problem is not fixed in kernel-2.2.12-3.