Re: Problem: Floppy drive[?] hang

From: Mike Galbraith (
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 01:15:24 EST

On Mon, 12 Feb 2001, C. D. Thompson-Walsh wrote:

> [This sortof follows the format of the report form in REPORTING-BUGS]
> 1. I've found a consistent set of circumstances which will hang 2.4.x kernels
> on my system.
> 2. If the system is put under load to the point where it swaps heavily
> (swapping appears to be pre-requisite, based on a little messing about), and
> then given commands to use the floppy drive (mount, ls -- anything which
> necessitates reading/writing to the floppy), it will hang with no message (it
> does not OOPS, or at least it can not to the root console) I've done this
> several times, with different disks and kernels, with and without X.


I tried to reproduce this on my PIII-500 VIA chipset box and couldn't.
(problem doesn't seem to be generic fwiw)


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