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Date:	Wed, 15 Nov 2006 10:29:00 +1100
From:	CaT <cat@....com.au>
To:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...l.org>
Cc:	"Dennis J.A. Bijwaard" <dennis@...22032063.dsl.speedlinq.nl>,
	bijwaard@...il.com, sct@...hat.com, adilger@...sterfs.com,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: BUG: soft lockup detected on CPU#0! in sys_close and ext3

On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 02:01:25AM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > It did for me in all cases. Should it be taking long enough to trigger
> > the softlock timeout to do this? The size of the device is approx 280gig.
> 
> It's a bit of a worry if it's taking all that time to shoot down 4g of
> pagecache.  The 280G will affect things - the radix-tree will be sparse and
> the invalidate has firther to walk.  But still...

Yeah. I would've thought that legitimate usage would not trigger such
things, which is why I have it on whilst I'm building this box up.

> I assume that a fsck does the same thing?

Just did an e2fsck and it did the same thing.

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    greatest tribute."
    	- High Court Judge Michael Kirby
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