Re: reiserfs probs on 2.2.17

From: Chris Mason (
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 19:53:01 EST

On Wednesday, February 21, 2001 01:44:10 AM +0100 Arnaud Installe
<> wrote:

> Hello,
> I've had a problem with a reiserfs partition on a 2.2.17 kernel the other
> day. Everything I did on it just waited forever. (Since shutdown tries
> to umount all partitions the only way to reboot the machine was to kill
> the watchdog process.)
> The problem persisted after the reboot, so the partition must've contained
> errors. Running `reiserfsck --replay-by-journal' fixed the problem. (I
> think: before that I also ran `reiserfsck --check 'on it.)

Which reiserfs version are you running? From the ps output, it looks like
you've got a bunch of processes waiting on the log, and one process waiting
on a semaphore, so everyone is probably waiting for that process to close
the transaction. These kinds of deadlocks should have been long since
fixed, so there is probably a larger problem.

Running reiserfsck --replay-journal will replay the journal. This happens
on every mount, so I'm really not sure how it could have fixed things ;-)
The --check option is readonly, and if there was a metadata problem it
probably would have reported it.


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