Re: 2.4.22-pre5 deadlock

From: Jim Gifford (
Date: Mon Jul 21 2003 - 00:59:33 EST

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrea Arcangeli" <>
To: "Jim Gifford" <>
Cc: "Marcelo Tosatti" <>; "lkml"
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2003 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: 2.4.22-pre5 deadlock

> On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 10:03:03AM -0700, Jim Gifford wrote:
> > As requested.
> please try to reproduce w/o devfs and/or w/o a kernel module that is
> loadable called ipt_psd (netfilter stuff likely, but not part of
> mainline pre6/pre7). probably it'll go away either ways and it seems
> triggered by the process called couriertcpd. Not sure exactly what's
> going on though, since looking into devfs/devfsd doesn't sound
> interesting anymore and I don't see the netfilter code out of mainline.
> (probably this email will get some delay, so apologies if it is obsolete
> by the time it reaches the network)
> Andrea
I have removed all non-standard iptables modules and the dazuko module. It
locked up under pre6 without these modules, but pre7 hasn't caused a problem
yet, it's at 28 hours so far, the record is three days. I have noticed
increased memory usage, which is the starting sign of problems.

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