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SubjectRe: scheduling problem?
Mike Galbraith wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > Could you try this patch just to see what happens? It uses semaphores
> > for the bdflush synchronization instead of banging directly on the task
> > wait queues. It's supposed to be a drop-in replacement for the bdflush
> > wakeup/waitfor mechanism, but who knows, it may have subtly different
> > behavious in your case.
> Semaphore timed out during boot, leaving bdflush as zombie.

Hmm, how could that happen? I'm booted and running with that patch
right now and have beaten on it extensively - it sounds like something
else is broken. Or maybe we've already established that - let me read
the thread again.

Which semaphore timed out, bdflush_request or bdflush_waiter?

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