Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57428
dump hangs on SMP systems
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:40 EDT
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 a filesystem to tape (DAT in my case).
Upgrading to a later version solve the problem (in my case I have upgraded to version 0.4b25).
This was fixed in rawhide a while back. You can rebuild the rawhide
src.rpm if you like and it should work ok.