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SubjectRe: sync hanging
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> Every now and again, running sync(1) (i.e. the program) seems to hang and
> end up in state D (uninterruptible sleep). There is no way to kill it
> (even with SIGKILL but I assume that this is typical for state D
> processes.

Can you replicate this in 2.4.8ac8, and if so where is it sleeping according
to ps wait queue data

I've had a couple of similar reports against 2.4.8 and early 8ac. I'm
curious if its still a problem as Im not aware of any reason it should have
been fixed by the vm fixups
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