Re: 2.4.2-ac3: loop threads in D state

From: Jens Axboe (
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 19:54:56 EST

On Sun, Feb 25 2001, Alexander Viro wrote:
> > What's the worst that can happen? We do an extra up, but loop_thread
> > will still quit once we hit zero lo_pending. And loop_clr_fd
> > is still protected by lo_ctl_mutex.
> Well, for one thing you'll get some surprises next time you losetup
> the same device ;-) There are more subtle scenarios, but that one
> is pretty unpleasant in itself.

Ah ok, but that could be solved by just reiniting the sems on
each losetup (which probably would be a good idea anyway). But
ok, I'll shut up now :-)

Jens Axboe

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