Re: pre-9 freeze with loop-fs

Benjamin C R LaHaise (
Tue, 9 Sep 1997 19:03:06 +0000 ( )

On Mon, 8 Sep 1997, Hauke Johannknecht wrote:
> Sorry to interrupt but ...
> if i mount two fs via loopback (just dont ask why and what)
> and copy some megs (around 100) via
> ( cd <sourcedir> && tar cpf - * ) | tar xvpf -
> and then make a df after some minutes of copying my system
> comes to a full stop. instant silence. no message. no log.
> just a "cli && hlt"-style freeze.

If you actually mean the loopback filesystem that I wrote, then there's a
couple of reasons why it might freeze. But I presume you actually mean
the loop-device, in which case it's probably a deadlock resulting from
dirty buffers/lack of buffer heads.