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Re: Problems with 2.4.19-pre9

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Subject: Re: Problems with 2.4.19-pre9
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: 31 May 2002 10:08:15 -0500
Cc: Paul Schutte <paul@xxxxxxxx>, Florin Iucha <florin@xxxxxxxxx>, theo@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Fri, 2002-05-31 at 09:46, Steve Lord wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-05-31 at 07:19, Paul Schutte wrote:
> > Changes that went in on  May  24th caused the problems.
> > I checked the tree out on the morning of 24 May and Steve dropped a few
> > changes to get XFS out of the irq business later that day.
> > I checked the tree out again before I went home.
> > The first one works perfectly, the second one shows the behaviour described.
> > I checked with kdb to see what happends when everythings pauses.
> > 
> > keventd is shown to be running when I do a ps.
> > It is busy doing  "schedule"
> > The cp that shows the pause behaviour are also in "schedule".
> > It looks like same kind of deadlock that resolves it self after a while.
> > It takes between 5 to 30 seconds for the cp to continue.
> > 
> > Hope this helps.
> > 
> > Paul
> > 

Can someone who experiences this problem (and is using the debian 2.95
compiler) try this patch on a current tree and see if the problem goes
away please?



Steve Lord                                      voice: +1-651-683-3511
Principal Engineer, Filesystem Software         email: lord@xxxxxxx

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