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SubjectRe: How do I kill a process that is locked to a resource
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Followup to:  <199612221555.KAA01635@knot.torque.net>
By author: "Grant R. Guenther" <grant@knot.torque.net>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> If a *device* vanishes - by being unplugged for instance - there's really
> nothing the kernel can do - it most likely has cached pages for that device
> which it cannot dispose of. This is what causes the deadlocks.
>

Well, if the kernel can detect the loss, it should be able to flush
the pages to the bit bucket.

-hpa
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