ext3 file system I/O blocks until reboot

Christian Kujau lists at nerdbynature.de
Sat Oct 25 23:22:02 UTC 2008

Probably too late anyway, but:

On Mon, 20 Oct 2008, Robert Davidson wrote:
> The "kjournald" process also got stuck in the "D" state.

Did you try a SysReq-w to show all blocked tasks? OR even -d, or -t. You 
mentioned /var/log was on a different filesystem, so this information 
might make it to the disks. If not, your serial console should catch 
it. Maybe then we'll find out *why* these process are in "D" state.

BOFH excuse #25:

Decreasing electron flux

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