Re: innd mmap bug in 2.4.0-test12

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Mon Dec 25 2000 - 21:20:15 EST

On Mon, 25 Dec 2000, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> >Do you get any messages? I don't think you will, but it should be tested.
> I read you found the real cause so that may be bogus, but I have got two
> messages while booting. The first showed up while doing the fsck of a 6
> GB file systems and killed the process (fscks of smaller partitions
> completed successfully), the second occured while initializing
> /dev/random and left an unkillable dd process and a stuck boot process
> (I gathered this info with sysrq).

I'd still love to get the trace for these. I think I have a handle on the
problems, but it would stil be helpful - dropping a dirty page really
shouldn't happen except for the swap cache (and that should have been
plugged by adding the ClearPageDirty()).


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