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SubjectRe: wait_on_buffer
> It has been 40 hours since my post about cp -a hanging on my drive. I
> haven't gotten a response, and I assume based on the traffic on this list, I
> am not going to get one. So I really could use some help, and if anyone can
> help me to get this hard disk to work I would appreiciate it. If there is
> another list I can try for more help please let me know. To sum up, I cp -a
> hangs at random times. ps shows wait_on_buffer on etx3/ get_grequest after I
> reformatted the partitions to ext2. One time the entire system froze. There
> are no errors in any logs. The hd is a Maxtor 91360U4 with 13g.
> Kernel is 2.4-18. Red Hat 8.0.

Can you reproduce the problem with 2.4.20 or 2.4.21-pre5?

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