Problems with NFTL in 2.4.22

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Wed Nov 12 04:57:56 EST 2003

On Tue, 2003-11-11 at 19:30 -0500, Karim Yaghmour wrote:
> I haven't seen anything in the archives about this, so here goes:
> I've had quite a few problems trying to interface with an 8MB DOC with
> 2.4.22. The system would simply freeze when I tried doing things like
> mount, unmount, mke2fs, cat fs image to device, etc. No oops no nothing,
> just the tools would not return to the command line and I'd have to
> hard-reset the system.

Did you get a backtrace of the offending process(es) with SysRq-T?

I suspected it might be because we're calling cond_resched() when one of
our callers has already set current->state to TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE. But
I've had a report that it still happens in the current CVS code, in
which that definitely shouldn't be the case. Can you confirm that?


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