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On Mon, Jul 16, 2001 at 01:29:33PM +0200, Gianluca Anzolin wrote:
> I've upgraded to 2.4.7-pre6aa1 and I'm seeing a strange behaviour:
>
> e2fsck /dev/hda3 never finishes: I can't even stop the process with
> CTRL+C. Alt+SysRQ works and it tells me that the number of inactive dirty
> pages increases, while the active and free pages decrease.
>
> Alt+SYSRQ+P says the kernel loops mainly in page_launder
>
> Is there a patch to solve this problem?

The problem will go away if you backout this patch:

ftp://ftp.us.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/andrea/kernels/v2.4/2.4.7pre6aa1/40_blkdev-pagecache-5

I can reproduce so it will be fixed in the next release. thanks for the
feedback.

Andrea
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