[Mageia-sysadm] Jonund and Ecosse restarted...

Pascal Terjan pterjan at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 15:37:23 CEST 2011

On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 00:33, Thomas Backlund <tmb at mageia.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Since both Jonund and Ecosse had dropped some of their build speed,
> I checked them out.
> both had zombie rpmbuild processes with the oldest dating about ~8 days ago,
> slow disk io and Ecosse hit ATA Bus Reset errors.
> So I restarted both to flush out the memory and re-init the disc
> controllers. both are now running nicely again.

ecosse is very very slow and looking at dmesg, it seems to have happened again

ata3.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen
ata3.00: failed command: FLUSH CACHE EXT
ata3.00: cmd ea/00:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 tag 0
         res 40/00:00:01:4f:c2/00:00:00:00:00/00 Emask 0x4 (timeout)
ata3.00: status: { DRDY }
ata3: soft resetting link
ata3.00: configured for UDMA/133
ata3.00: retrying FLUSH 0xea Emask 0x4
ata3: EH complete

urpmi installs a few packages per minute only, spending most time in D
state while nothing else is running on the machine

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