Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#6442 new defect

Machine doesn't shut down after filling NAND

Reported by: cscott Owned by: cscott
Priority: high Milestone:
Component: distro Version: Development build as of this date
Keywords: release? joyride-2281:- Cc: gnu, jg, mstone, dsd
Blocked By: Blocking: #7125
Deployments affected: Action Needed: never set
Verified: no


From private mail:
Subject: Does update.1-691 have the olpcrd fix for full filesystems?

This fix doesn't have a separate trac bug; it's in the comments in tracks the real bug, but that trac
entry got sidelined into a JFFS2 enforce-free-space patch that didn't
make update.1.

The small "readlink" patch that Scott made to olpcrd makes the system
bootable when the filesystem is full. I looked in the ramdisk in
update.1-691, and it appears to be there. But I want to make 1000%
sure, since this is a bug that makes the system very brick-like if not

I am currently filling my NAND and will report back whether the machine
will boot when I'm done. Hmm. I filled it, until it refused to create
new files, or even new filenames. Then I ended that shell, which was the
only Activity running, and hit "Reboot" in the donut.

It tried to shut down, froze the screen with the UL warnings, and
never did shut down. ==> BUG! <== I let it sit that way for at least
10 minutes.

I powered it off manually, powered up manually. There's a long delay
after "hello (children of the) world" and the jffs xattr spam message.
Several minutes, at least. Probably scanning the whole filesystem,

It booted all the way up into Sugar. Selecting "About this XO"
produces "Build: update.1 691; Firmware: Not available; Serial Number:
Not available". This appears to be because /ofw didn't get correctly
mounted; df -h shows:

 Filesystem  ...
 mtd0      1.0G 1014M  11M 99% /
 none      1.0G 1014M  11M 99% /ofw
 tmpfs     117M   44K 117M  1% /dev/shm

But it comes up, gets a terminal, and can become root (which would let
the filesystem full problem get corrected). Bravo.

This trac bug is for the 'shutdown doesn't complete when NAND is full' issue. I believe I've seen shutdown fail in other circumstances; the summary of this bug may have to change when we get to the root of the problem.

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Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by mstone

  • Cc mstone added
  • Keywords release? added

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by gregorio

  • Milestone Never Assigned deleted

Milestone Never Assigned deleted

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by cscott

  • Action Needed set to never set
  • Owner changed from jg to cscott

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by cscott

  • Blocking 7125 added

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by cscott

  • Priority changed from normal to high

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by dsd

  • Cc dsd added
  • Keywords joyride-2281:- added

I can confirm this on joyride-2281, I filled my nand and rebooted the system. It stopped at the graphical shutdown splash (the one with all the graphical warnings on it) and did not progress from there - I left it overnight.

Changed 9 years ago by dsd

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by dsd

disabled ul-warning and caught it on camera above, it's an odd one

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