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Re: open sleeps

To: Brian May <brian@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: open sleeps
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 16:21:18 +1000
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On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 03:27:48PM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> Hello,
> I am having (weird) issues with XFS, in that open(...) on certain files  
> takes 45 seconds to return. After the file has been opened, the next  
> file in the same directory takes 45 seconds. If the file was recently  
> opened it returns immediately.
> I thought this was a low level I/O issue, so copied the files in  
> question to a completely independent RAID array  (separate LVM, RAID,  
> controllers, disks), but the problem remains.
> More details at thread starting from  
> <http://lists.luv.asn.au/wws/arc/luv-main/2008-06/msg00143.html>.
> Any ideas?

# echo t > /proc/sysrq-trigger

when it is hung to get a stack trace of the blocked open call.


Dave Chinner

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