Tue Mar 23 02:08:23 PDT 2010
From: Francois Tigeot <ftigeot at wolfpond.org>
Subject: Re: Machine unresponsive with cache_lock: blocked on... message
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 10:07:05 +0100
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On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 10:42:49PM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :36 is slightly better but one of the running applications was still massively
> :paged out after a few hours.
> :I vote for setting vfs.vm_cycle_point to 40.
> Ok, so 36 or 40. I'm a bit worried about using 40, but I think its
> worth setting it to 40 for the release and seeing how it fares. People
> can always drop it down if weird situations crop up.
I'm not completely happy either: even with 40 some applications get paged out,
which didn't occur with 2.4.
I also had a new deadlock this night (possibly during the daily periodic run).
Symptoms were the same as usual: no keyboard input, no network activity, many
pmap_interlock messages on the console...
The new crash dump is there: http://www.wolfpond.org/crash.dfly/
I have now set vfs.vm_cycle_point to 64 just in case. I may still be
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