Re: Netscape and wait_on_page

Bill Hawes (
Sat, 20 Dec 1997 11:10:05 -0500

Andrej Presern wrote:

> I'm experiencing similar problems, only that it's not a netscape process
> and it's not in wait_on_page:
> 100 0 1 0 0 0 752 412 do_page_fau D ? 0:03
> init [5]
> The result seems to be that I'm unable to reboot/halt the machine (which
> seems to happen quite often, usually when diald's redialing constantly
> (busy line) or when the screenblanker activates - after that, problems)
> and sometimes I couldn't 'su' (it would block forever).

This sounds like a different problem, and would probably be caused by a
page fault while the mm semaphore is being held for the process. Do you
know if the stuck process is a cloned task?