Bug 56616 - /sbin/dump in RedHat 7.2 sometimes hangs forever
/sbin/dump in RedHat 7.2 sometimes hangs forever
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dump (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
: 58440 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-11-21 22:12 EST by zpenguin
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-22 08:31:39 EST
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Description zpenguin 2001-11-21 22:12:04 EST
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Description of problem:
On very large filesystems, /sbin/dump sometimes hangs

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to run dump using multi-volume mode (-M) and save a very
   large filesystem on the order of 11GB with many files.


Actual Results:  /sbin/dump goes idle and does nothing.

Expected Results:  /sbin/dump should have completed the dump
of the entire filesystem.

Additional info:

This bug is trivial to fix.
When I recompiled dump using
version 0.4b22, dump completes

I don't really know what the difference
is between the RedHat version and my own
compiled version, but something made
a difference.  My compiled dump is dynamically
linked and the one in RedHat 7.2 at /sbin/dump
is statically linked.  It's possible that there
is some statically linked library code that's
out of date.

I recommend recompiling dump and restore and
just put a new RPM out there.  It can only help.

I've also had this problem with RedHat 7.1 by the
way and solved it in a similar way.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-11-21 23:05:34 EST
This is fixed in dump 0.4b25 which I have just built internally.
It should be available in rawhide shortly.  Can you confirm the
fixed version works for you?
Comment 2 zpenguin 2001-11-22 08:31:33 EST
Yes, I can rerun my entire backup job using the
newly compiled version.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-11-22 19:17:19 EST
Great, thanks
Comment 4 zpenguin 2001-11-24 08:30:43 EST
I reran my network backup.
The entire job ran without any problems
including the 11GB dump.

+ sh -c '/auto/sw/dump/0.4b25-1/sbin/dump -T "Wed Dec 31 19:00:00 1969" -B
1500\000 -M -f
DUMP: Date of this level 0 dump: Fri Nov 23 09:38:24 2001
DUMP: Dumping /dev/hdd3 (/auto-local) to
DUMP: Added inode 8 to exclude list (journal inode)
DUMP: Added inode 7 to exclude list (resize inode)
DUMP: Label: /auto-local
DUMP: mapping (Pass I) [regular files]
DUMP: mapping (Pass II) [directories]
DUMP: estimated 11384281 tape blocks on 7.59 tape(s).
DUMP: Dumping volume 1 on
DUMP: 11505810 tape blocks (11236.14MB) on 8 volume(s)
DUMP: finished in 1792 seconds, throughput 6420 kBytes/sec
DUMP: Date of this level 0 dump: Fri Nov 23 09:38:24 2001
DUMP: Date this dump completed: Fri Nov 23 10:08:53 2001
DUMP: Average transfer rate: 6451 kB/s
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2002-01-28 08:13:37 EST
*** Bug 58440 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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