Hang when using loop device

From: hingwah@programmer.net
Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 23:16:05 EST

Hello all,

        Recently my ext2 partition out of space so I have made a regular file
in the FAT32 partition and format it as ext2 partiton and mount it as
loop device.However,occasionaly when I extract a large tar to the loop device..
The computer will hang while extracting. I wonder if deadlock occur.
I'm using kernel 2.4.1 now and there is no problem when I am using
kernel 2.2.x kernel

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