Description of problem:
My Alienware laptop hangs (no keboard response, display frozen, power cycle to
The following repeatable conditions
gnome-pilot backup of Palm Tungsten E2 via USB
tar pipe restore from NAS via /net NFS mount
vi /net NFS mount of mail Inbox when the vi is first access to the mount (vi
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Linux version 184.108.40.206-49.fc8 (firstname.lastname@example.org) (gcc
version 4.1.2 20070925 (Red Hat 4.1.2-33)) #1 SMP Thu Nov 8 22:14:09 EST 2007
every time 8 trys
Steps to Reproduce:
2.tar cf - mail |(cd /home/jeniti/.evolution; tar xf - )
display freeze, no keyboard responce (not even the caps lock light)
data restored to disk
gnome-pilot backup hung and pilot gave incomplete message (tryed once)
vi /net/nas/VOLUME1/EVOLUTION/mail/local/Inbox as the first access to the mount
hung the system.
the same vi with the mount already mounted from an ll worked fine
/var/log/messages has no useful info except a stack warning on one of the tar
attempts at Nov 26 09:22:10, hang Nov 26 09:23:28
This was a disk wipe install of FC8 (remove linux partions and rebuild option in
FC8 is not usable if I can't restore my backups
YUM updates work
Created attachment 274071 [details]
lspsi and hdparm info to identify my hardware
Created attachment 274081 [details]
messages log including 2 hangs
tar pipe hang Nov 26 09:23:28
vi hang Nov 30 08:32:08 jpeaw gconfd (jeniti-3208): Resolved address
"xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults" to a read-only configuration
source at position 2
Nov 30 09:01:42 jpeaw rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="1.19.10"
x-pid="2275"][x-configInfo udpReception="No" udpPort="514" tcpReception="No"
Are these filesystems automounted?
(In reply to comment #3)
> Are these filesystems automounted?
The /net is the mount point for the -hosts automount (yes for the tar and vi)
the gnome-pilot backup was to a dir on the root (/) partition under my home
the gnome-pilot backup hang is harder to reproduce because gnome-pilot does not
I also go the vi hang on another try with the mount already mounted
It appears to be related to large writes to the SATA disk, all hangs have
occured when large writes should be taking place (vi creating its working file
in /var/tmp, tar restoring to the mail dir, gnome-pilot backing up pilot device
to dir under home.
PS If a bug catcher kernel can be made for this I am happy to help reprduce to
catch traces or dumps
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