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SubjectRe: Processes hanging on 2.0.20; not just on Alphas anymore :(
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> Odd.  I posted about Apache 1.1.1 doing something similar last night.  It
> went into state R, started chewing large % of CPU, and refused to die. I
> ended up going into /proc/3261/fd and finding and rm'ing one of the
> files that was open (presumably being served by the process before it went
> crazy). Immediately after the rm, the process died. This was under
> 2.0.18.

Yep. I think this is another manifestation of the file locking stuff that
locks SMP in 2.0.20, but in a differently annoying guise. Linus posted some
changes to avoid this problem so hopefully .21 will fix it

Alan

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