[CentOS] Wrties starving reads

Wed Sep 13 18:29:04 UTC 2006
chrism at imntv.com <chrism at imntv.com>

Steve Bergman wrote:
> On the topic of writes starving reads in 2.6.9-42.0.2.ELsmp #1 SMP.  It
> really *does* lock the box up, for all practical purposes.  It's not
> really locked, but any normal user would conclude that the system was
> frozen up.

What exactly are you doing that's causing this condition?  I've got a 
4-core opteron box that I've just installed 4.4 + updates on and would 
like to see if I can duplicate the problem.