Re: OOps 2.4.0-test1 in 2 easy steps - gpm bug ( + serial bug + mount -o loop bug for free )

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu Jun 22 2000 - 16:50:29 EST

> press shift pageup few times to get into scrollback buffer
> now try marking something with gpm (try it few times, try to
> drag). Oopses within fbcon_cfb16_putc with "unable to handle kernel
> paging request", gpm is dead but kernel stays well alive.

Can you still do that with test-pre*

> I have _some_ problems with serial port / slip: on detach, I get
> recursive oops sometimes (backtrace is longer and longer and longer),
> machine is completely dead.

Put a while(1); in the oops printer so you print the call trace and stop
see what the first oops is. Odd are nobody is testing slip much right now.
Let me know what the trace shows

> Then there's problem with mount -o loop: file can not be accessed as
> busy even after umount, saying "text file busy". This is reproducible.


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