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jqueiroz Trusted Contributor.
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[Still...] Waiting (forever) for Purging Beasts

Hope this is the right foum, this time.

jqueiroz;2174397 wrote:
We have a cluster with SLES 10 SP4 / OES2 SP3, and last week we had a power outage that took both nodes to an unclean reset.

After that, several users (not all) complain that access to novell shares is too slow.

Next time I tried to switch cluster nodes, it got about 4 hours to do it. This message was flooded to the syslog:

"Feb 2 21:51:24 oes2-server kernel: Waiting for 2927353 Purging beasts to unlink"

The same messages were also sent to dmesg; each time the message was sent, the number was decremented. The process repeated for each clustered volume, starting with different numbers.

After that, the system is not as slow as before, but it's still slower than we remember of it.

Oh, and google sends me to TID 7009350 (NSS pools taking a long time to deactivate), which is not the same issue, and haven't solved my problem.
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Re: [Still...] Waiting (forever) for Purging Beasts


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Re: [Still...] Waiting (forever) for Purging Beasts

You'll probably want to open a ticket with Novell tech support. I know I had a volume with some purge issues, and we had to run a rebuild with a -p switch, but that was under direction from NTS to do that.
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