Kevin McMurtrie <mcmurtrisonic.net> wrote in message news:<mcmurtri-0E921C.19242926062003typhoon.sonic.net>...> In article <5c0dbfb4.0306261351.602dfb3posting.google.com> ,
> [email]jfaughnanspamcop.net[/email] (John Faughnan) wrote:> >The "spinning pizza of death" or "spinning beachball of death"
> >(SPOD/SBOD) problem was much improved in 10.2.4. With that release
> >loss of connectivity to an SMB (Samba) share did not lock up the
> >finder, terminal, process viewer etc.
> >The SMB "improvements" in 10.2.6 brought back the SPOD/SBOD problem
> >with a vengeance...
> >[meta: jfaughnan, jgfaughnan, crash, lock-up, Finder, network, OS X,
> >system, SPOD, SBOD, beachball, lockup, Macintosh, Apple, Mac, Jaguar]Is there any way to individually flush any of the mounted volumes from> AFP does the same thing. The driver locks up and takes any process that
> touches it with it. You can quit any apps that haven't locked up yet
> but there is no way to perform a clean shutdown. The shutdown process
> will hang when it attempts to flush and close all mounted volumes.
the terminal, or is all that code hosed? I gather the latter.
Was AFP better in 10.2.4? I remember thinking 10.2.4 had really
improved things, and a Google search located a Slashdot assertion that
10.2.4 was a big improvement, eliminating most SPODs associated with
SMB connectivity loss.
So they partially fixed it, but broke it again. I guess it won't get
much attention until Panther.
Sure would be nice if some generous uber-hacker came up with an
background application that could detect the problem and allow some
kind of clean shutdown.