Dr. Scott S. Jones scott at fyrenice.com
Wed Oct 1 12:35:12 MDT 2008

+++ Hans Fugal [01/10/08 11:27 -0600]:
> FWIW I've also seen situations where processes get stuck in everlasting
> io wait for inexplicable reasons and absolutely will not go away without
> a reboot. I've had systems with load upwards of 70 for days or (dare I
> say) months but which were completely responsive (the *real* load was
> about 1 or less). Just couldn't get rid of those pesky processes without
> rebooting, which I didn't want to do.
I am glad to know it happens occasionally to you too, Hans. Now I don't feel
so bad if I have to reboot. 

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