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SubjectRe: strange hangs with kernel 2.4.12 (and 13)
Johannes Kloos wrote:
> Michael Reinelt <> wrote:
> > I've got seveal processes hanging in "D" state, especially devfsd. I
> > think something with devfs and/or devfsd is broken here. If I kill
> > devfsd before, the problem does not arise (but I need devfsd :-)
> I've had this problem as well - it seems there's a deadlock in devfs.
> I have sent a mail to Richard Gooch about this some days ago, but he
> hasn't responded yet.
> I will resend my bug report to the list then.
Mybe you could CC me the reports? I'm not a regular reader of lkml.

> > Now, It gets even more strange: The problem does only exist if I
> > deactivate ACPI! I tried with a ACPI enabled kernel with the command
> > line "acpi=off", I tried on a machine which is too old for ACPI, and I
> > even compiled a kernel without ACPI at all. Everywhere the same problem.
> > When I boot with activated ACPI, there's no problem.
> I don't know about this.
Well, I've just had the same problem with ACPI. So forget about the last

But I found another strange thing: If I deactivate nscd, the problem
does not occur when logging in and out.

bye, Michael

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