What data do I gather if processes accessing GFS1 are hung on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5?

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  • Processes accessing GFS are hung in state D (uninteruptable sleep)
  • Processes accessing GFS are throwing blocked for more than 120 seconds call traces in the messages logs with GFS calls on the stack
  • For RHEL 4 please see the procedure documented here and for the procedure for GFS2 then see this article.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 (with the Resilient Storage Add On)
  • Global File System (GFS)

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