Re: 2.4.7-pre6 can't complete e2fsck

From: Andrea Arcangeli (
Date: Mon Jul 16 2001 - 12:06:53 EST

On Mon, Jul 16, 2001 at 01:29:33PM +0200, Gianluca Anzolin wrote:
> I've upgraded to 2.4.7-pre6aa1 and I'm seeing a strange behaviour:
> e2fsck /dev/hda3 never finishes: I can't even stop the process with
> CTRL+C. Alt+SysRQ works and it tells me that the number of inactive dirty
> pages increases, while the active and free pages decrease.
> Alt+SYSRQ+P says the kernel loops mainly in page_launder
> Is there a patch to solve this problem?

The problem will go away if you backout this patch:

I can reproduce so it will be fixed in the next release. thanks for the

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