Strange behavior with 2.4.x on a Celeron

From: Brad Chapman (
Date: Fri Jul 20 2001 - 19:49:30 EST


   I have a Celeron 400MHz/66MHz with 256MB of RAM, a 6.4GB Quantum Fireball
and an onboard SiS AGP chipset. I am currently running 2.4.5. I have
that when I unpack large tar files on my system, it will sometimes lock up
the hard disk, and I would also guess the filesystem code with it. When
I try
to switch to another VC to kill the tar process, it hangs when I run ps ax.
When I try to run ANY command which accesses the hard disk, it also hangs.
Accessing /proc or /dev (I use devfs) doesn't cause any problems. Anyone
any ideas?



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