Comment 2 for bug 38258

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Kevin Corry (kevcorry) wrote :

EVMS uses fairly simple I/O (read(2) and write(2), with O_DIRECT turned on) to read and write metadata to disk from user-space. Are you saying that because your harddrive is broken, that the read() call never returns? I would expect that the kernel would be the one to eventually time-out and return an I/O error in this type of situation.

Can you be more specific about the "hang" that you're experiencing? Does the system lock up, or just become unresponsive? Can you get any debug info? Kernel log? Is it possible to run EVMS with "debug" logging level from the LiveCD?