[Linux-cluster] gfs2 lockup

Brian Kroth bpkroth at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 20:00:51 UTC 2008

Bob Peterson <rpeterso at redhat.com> 2008-12-02 12:44:
> ----- "Steven Whitehouse" <swhiteho at redhat.com> wrote:
> (snip)
> | I know all that sounds quite complicated, but in fact its usually
> | pretty easy to find the cause of deadlocks.
> (snip)
> | There is a tool which does some of this automatically, although I've
> | not tried it myself as I tend to use the manual method still.
> Hi,
> Steve is referring to a down-and-dirty tool that I wrote a while back
> when gfs2 hangs were more common.  Up to now it has just been sitting
> on my hard drive and I dust it off if/when someone needs it.  I'd like
> to open-source the tool and add it to our public cluster git
> repository, maybe as part of the gfs2-utils package.
> Before I do that, I want to run it by Fabio ("The Godfather") Di Nitto
> for some cleanups: the tool does some ugly things to accomplish its
> goal and I don't want to wake up with a horse head in my bed!
> Until then, I'd like to propose a naming contest.  Right now I'm not
> happy with the tool's name, which is currently "gfs2_hangalyzer".
> Other names that have been suggested: gfs2_howsithangin, gfs2_anaglock
> and gfs2_glocksmith.  Let me know what you think.
> Regards,
> Bob Peterson
> Red Hat GFS

I would vote for one of the last two: anaglock or glocksmith.

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