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SubjectRe: 2.4.2-ac3: loop threads in D state


On Mon, 26 Feb 2001, Jens Axboe wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 25 2001, Alexander Viro wrote:
> > Let me elaborate: the race is very narrow and takes deliberate efforts to
> > hit. It _can_ be triggered, unfortunately. This extra up() will mess your
> > life later on.
>
> What's the worst that can happen? We do an extra up, but loop_thread
> will still quit once we hit zero lo_pending. And loop_clr_fd
> is still protected by lo_ctl_mutex.

Well, for one thing you'll get some surprises next time you losetup
the same device ;-) There are more subtle scenarios, but that one
is pretty unpleasant in itself.
Cheers,
Al

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