Re: [PATCH] 2.3.99-pre6: fix for SMP race in getblk()

From: Steve Dodd (
Date: Fri May 12 2000 - 05:45:58 EST

On Mon, May 08, 2000 at 07:42:40AM -0400, Pete Toscano wrote:

> would a symptom of this problem be random lockups under heavy ide load?

I wouldn't have thought so, no. The side effects would probably be data
corruption, and then only in very unusual circumstances.

> yesterday, i was burning some cds from my (ide) hard-drives and it just
> randomly locked up two or three times. there were no messages in the
> logs. just to be sure that it wasn't x locking up, i tried to access
> the machine from another machine on my network and couldn't. even pings
> weren't returned.

If you can reproduce this, it might be worth applying the kdb patch to see
where the deadlock is happening.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
Please read the FAQ at

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Mon May 15 2000 - 21:00:20 EST