[Techtalk] Mandrake 9.1 freeze-ups: was it XFS?

Norman Zhang norm_z at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 29 00:05:33 EST 2003

Hi Caity,

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?



Hi, everyone,

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.

Any comments?


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