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    SubjectRe: Copying to loop device hangs up everything

    On Sun, 16 Dec 2001, Dave Jones wrote:

    > > I'm using kernel 2.4.17-rc1 and found what i think is a bug, maybe related
    > > to the loop device. This is the situation:
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    > Can you repeat it with this applied ?
    > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/kernels/v2.4/2.4.17rc1aa1/00_loop-deadlock-1

    Thanks ;), this patch solves the problem and copying a lot of data to the
    loop device now doesn't hang the computer.

    Is this patch going to be applied to the stable kernel ? Marcelo ?



    David Gómez

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    whether submarines can swim." -- Edsger W. Dijkstra


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