Bug 57428 - dump hangs on SMP systems
dump hangs on SMP systems
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dump (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-12-12 04:01 EST by Alain RICHARD
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-12 04:01:10 EST
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Description Alain RICHARD 2001-12-12 04:01:05 EST
Description of Problem:

dump hangs during dump on an SMP system. The hang is soft (no I/O error, a simple kill kills the processes). This happens 50% of the times. On the same system with a single processor (and the same kernel) the problem do not happens.

Looking at the project home page, it seems that this is a well known problem introduced in the 0.4b22 version and corrected in later versions.

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

dump 0.4b22

How Reproducible:

dump a filesystem to tape (DAT in my case).

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Upgrading to a later version solve the problem (in my case I have upgraded to version 0.4b25).
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-12-17 14:38:10 EST
This was fixed in rawhide a while back.  You can rebuild the rawhide
src.rpm if you like and it should work ok.

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