[Techtalk] Mandrake 9.1 freeze-ups: was it XFS?
norm_z at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 29 00:05:33 EST 2003
I found your post dated July 2003 on google. I'm seeing the same problems on
LM 9.0. Did you find any solutions to that?
I am writing this on my main desktop system. I just reloaded Linux on
it yesterday, and it now seems to be problem free running Red Hat Linux
9. Before this I was running Mandrake 9.1 for about two months. Lately
the system would freeze up for no apparant reason. It was locked hard,
and nothing but a hard reboot would get it going again. There was
nothing in the logs. It got progressively worse until the system was
pretty much useless.
I've experienced this once before with a previous version of Mandrake.
The one thing that comes to mind is that I used XFS as my filesystem of
choice. I used to support a lot of SGI systems, so I had naturally
supported SGI under IRIX and thought that it was an outstanding
journaling filesystem. I'm just wondering if it is broken under Linux
and degrades with time.
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