mbp at samba.org
Thu Oct 23 14:33:58 EST 2003
On 22 Oct 2003, Morten <lists at kikobu.com> wrote:
> I'm running RH9, 2.4.20-18.9. Each night, the server mounts
> an external FAT32 disk using firewire, and performs backups
> to it using rsync.
> Twice within the past 3 months, the backup process has resulted
> in machine crash (complete hang, hardware reboot needed).
> From /var/log/messages:
> Oct 22 04:02:20 yoda kernel: Filesystem panic (dev 08:21).
> Oct 22 04:02:20 yoda kernel: fat_free: deleting beyond EOF
> Oct 22 04:02:20 yoda kernel: File system has been set read-only
You probably need to report this to the vfat fs maintainer
P: Gordon Chaffee
M: chaffee at cs.berkeley.edu
L: linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org
> From the rsync error log, I can see that the filesystem becomes
> read-only, and that it begins to fail the synchronization task with
> .Delecelle.psd.Rz49bM failed: Read-only file system
> Which is understandable. After doing this for a while, the error
> message changes to "Too many open files". And I suspect that this is
> what causes the machine to hang.
Can you please try to reproduce the problem, and then do
lsof -p PID_OF_RSYNC
for each rsync process sometime before it starts complaining about too
many open files. Then kill rsync to avoid the problem.
> Is there any way to configure rsync to abort execution once the
> first error occurs?
Not at the moment.
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