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Re: disk busy on startup

From: James Morrison
Subject: Re: disk busy on startup
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 12:00:05 -0700 (PDT)

--- Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> wrote:
> Probably.  It makes sense to me, although I would like to where the system
> becomes busy.  Can someone of you who see the bug try the following: 
> Reproduce the bug in a neighborhurd.  Find out where the fs finds it is
> busy.  Then find where the fs makes itself busy (sets a bit, or adds some
> element to a list).  Set a break point there and see what happened :)

 I wonder if the bug is reproduceable in a neighborhurd.  I didn't encounter
this bug, Wolfgang did continuously, moritz did encounter it off and on.  I
know Wolfgang booted the hurd directly, yet I booted it using serverboot, 
if that has something to do with it then a neighborhurd may not help.

  Anyway, really what I want to find out is what setups encountered this?

 I booted using gnumach v1 and serverboot from a hard reboot, an fsck was 

> >  I'm going to do the hard upgrade now.
> Thanks, more testing is better.  As this problem didn't occur before, we
> should add a note about the work around to the UPDATE doc, change the
> install manual, and upload the packages.
> Thanks,
> Marcus

 Should the base tarball include a reboot script for people who wait for a new
tarball to upgrade?

James Morrison
   University of Waterloo
   Computer Science - Digital Hardware
   2A co-op

Anyone referring to this as 'Open Source' shall be eaten by a GNU

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