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SubjectRe: A way to crash an 2.4-test11 kernel
On Tue, Dec 19, 2000 at 03:25:31AM +0000, Ingo Rohloff wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I found a way to crash an SMP 2.4-test11 kernel:
>
> 1. Create a BIG file (lets say about 300-400 MByte)
> 2. use losetup and the loop device to create an
> ext2 filesystem within the file
> 3. mount the file
> 4. copy huge amounts of data into the file.
> (for example copy your /usr directory into it.)
>
> -> Kernel deadlocks after some time.
>
> Could someone try to reproduce this behaviour ?

Well... I've once encountered this kind of problem while porting
the kerneli patch (loopback encryption, ...) and thought it is
a problem of the kerneli patch. I've never thought about the
possibility that this problem even occurs without encryption.

The other issue is: I wasn't able to reproduce this problem either :(

> so long
> Ingo

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