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SubjectRe: Weirdness with suspending jobs in 2.6.9-rc3
On Sat, Oct 09, 2004 at 02:05:51PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 11:33:24PM -0700, Joshua Kwan wrote:
>...
> > > darjeeling:~{1}% bg
> > > [1] + continued make
> > > make: *** wait: No child processes. Stop.
> > > make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
>...
> > I'm also observing this problem.
>
> Neither I not Roland could reproduce this.
>
> > It doesn't depend on which version I'm compiling, it depends on which
> > kernel I'm actually running.
> >
> > (2.6.9-rc1 is OK, 2.6.8-rc3-mm3 is not OK.)
>
> What about current -linus?
>
> Is there any way in which you can do a bit of bisecting, identify the
> offending patch?

The problem seems to be surprisingly old.

In -mm, I was able to reproduce it in 2.6.8.1-mm1 (several older -mm
kernels don't boot on my machine due to the floppy issues already
discussed).

In Linus' tree, 2.6.9-rc1 is OK, but both 2.6.9-rc2 and 2.6.9-rc4 show
this problem.

What else might matter? Userspace? I'm using a Debian unstable.

cu
Adrian

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