I have an E4500 running 2.6 with the recommended patches. It
has an A5000 disk array attached, and all the filesystems
are "vx'd" :
% df -kl
Filesystem kbytes used avail capacity Mounted on
/dev/vx/dsk/rootvol 492871 97257 346327 22% /
/dev/vx/dsk/usr 962983 397050 508155 44% /usr
/proc 0 0 0 0% /proc
fd 0 0 0 0% /dev/fd
/dev/vx/dsk/var 487423 156995 281686 36% /var
swap 5259680 2880 5256800 1% /tmp
105810989 76835684 28975305 73% /export/raid5
The problem is that, when I reboot the machine (with shutdown -i6 or
init 6) it goes through the usual stuff on the console, down to the
"The system is down" message, and then hangs. It won't reboot. I've
waited up to an hour before, but I always have to Stop-A and sync.
Often, /var, /usr, or / (can't remember for sure which) comes up dirty
and the system fsck's it/them.
This wasn't always a problem. Unfortunately, I can't pin down at what
point in the past it started, since the machine is rarely rebooted.
Once, by making everyone logout and by killing any non-root and non-daemon
processes, and then rebooting, it worked. But I haven't been able to repeat
the experience even though I go to the same trouble every time.
Any insights would be appreciated. An email cc of your response would
also be welcome.
Griff Miller II
Senior Unix/NT Sysadmin
PGS Tensor "Words must be weighed, not counted."