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SubjectRe: [BUG] wait_for_devfsd_finished deadlock
William Lee Irwin, III writes:
> While testing 2.4.17-pre1 with some other patches, a situation
> reminiscent of a deadlock arose. mutt(1) would block indefinitely
> while opening a large mbox, and all further calls to sys_open()
> would block indefinitely.
> After some further testing to isolate the problem, I reproduced this
> behavior in the vanilla 2.4.17-pre1 kernel. The sysrq output showed
> a number of processes with the following call trace in the devfs
> core:

Just a followup: did you get around to trying devfs-patch-v199.2 ?
That should fix the problem.


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