On 2011.06.20 at 08:24 +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 04:19:50PM +0200, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
> > Running the latest git kernel (3.0-rc3) my machine hangs for long
> > periods (1-2 sec) whenever I delete a large directory recursively on my
> > xfs partition. During the hang I cannot move the mouse pointer or use
> > the keyboard (but the music keeps playing without stuttering). A quick
> > way to reproduce is to "rm -fr" a kernel tree.
> So what is the system doing when it "hangs"? Is it CPU bound (e.g.
> cpu scheduler issue)? Is the system running out of memory and
> stalling everything in memory reclaim? What IO is occurring?
It's totally idle otherwise; just a desktop with a single xterm. The
machine has four cores (and also runs with "CONFIG_PREEMPT=y"), so I
don't think it is CPU bound at all. It has 8GB of memory (and the
"hangs" even occur after reboot when most of it is free). No other IO
activity is occurring.
> > This happens on a 4kb SATA hard drive:
> How does this appear to the OS? as a 512/512, 512/4k or 4k/4k
> logical/physical sector size drive?
It unfortunately appears as 512/512, but because I know it's a 4KB
drive, I formated it with "-s size=4096".
> > xfs_info /var
> > meta-data=/dev/sda1 isize=256 agcount=4, agsize=12800000
> > blks
> > = sectsz=4096 attr=2
> > data = bsize=4096 blocks=51200000, imaxpct=25
> > = sunit=0 swidth=0 blks
> > naming =version 2 bsize=4096 ascii-ci=0
> > log =internal bsize=4096 blocks=25000, version=2
> > = sectsz=4096 sunit=1 blks, lazy-count=1
> > realtime =none extsz=4096 blocks=0, rtextents=0
> > /dev/sda1 on /var type xfs (rw,noatime,attr2,delaylog,logbsize=256k,noquota)
> Is your partition correctly sector aligned for however your drive
> maps it's 4k sectors?
Yes, it's a GPT partition that is aligned to 1MB.