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    SubjectRe: 242-ac3 loop bug
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    Mark Swanson <swansma@yahoo.com> writes:

    > > ps -aux | grep loop
    > 1674 tty1 DW< 0:00 [loop0]
    >
    > The system is doing nothing to the loop filesystem.
    > Strange that the process isn't logging any cpu usage time. It's
    > definately responsible for the 1.00 load.

    It's just an artifact of the fact that processes in state D
    (uninterruptible sleep) are included in the load average calculation.
    Since the loop thread apparently sits in state D waiting for events
    on its device, you get a load average of 1 for each mounted loop
    device.

    I know nothing about the implementation of the loop thread so won't
    presume to say whether/how it can be "fixed".

    -Doug
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