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Re: [SLE] SUSE 9.3: buggy as hell
  • From: Richard Bos <radoeka@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 09:57:50 +0200
  • Message-id: <200505070957.50411.radoeka@xxxxxxxxx>
Op zaterdag 7 mei 2005 03:43, schreef Ben Rosenberg:
> On 5/6/05, Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Saturday 07 May 2005 03:07, Ben Rosenberg wrote:
> > > With 9.2 we had
> > > issue where it had a strange bug where it would take 15-25 minutes to
> > > reboot because EVERYTIME it booted the system it wanted to run
> > > reiserfsck against the 1.8T data partition.
> >
> > Why would it take that long to run reiserfsck? reiserfsck always runs on
> > every boot, because it shouldn't take any time at all, regardless of the
> > size of the partition. It just replays the journal log, unless you're
> > running it manually. For reiserfsck in itself to take that long I would
> > consider a bug
>
> well, that's where it stopped in the boot process. And if I commented
> out that slice in the fstab the machine would boot as normal. I tried
> various things to try to fix this but nothing seemed to work. Then 9.3
> came out and I picked it up at Fry's.. *bam* The problem didn't occur
> with 9.3 and the machines aren't giving me a headache. So I've had
> really good experiences with it so far. I've even put it on my
> workstation in the office in place of 9.2 .. because 9.2 started
> telling "operation not permitted" when I would do things like "man
> fetchmail"... it would give me the same error when logged in as root.
> In my experience 9.2 wasn't all that great. I wish I'd stuck with 9.1
> and went to 9.3.. skipping the .2 release.

That was a known problem, see
http://linux01.gwdg.de/apt4rpm/bootchart.png
(that is a 6 min startup time!).

After I changed 2 lines in 1 startup scripts (hotplug something I believe) the
startup time changed to:
http://linux01.gwdg.de/apt4rpm/bootchart-20041221.png (2 min)

--
Richard Bos
Without a home the journey is endless


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