Re: Race conditions galore (2.0.33 and possibly 2.1.x)

Ricky Beam (
Mon, 22 Dec 1997 19:41:24 -0500 (EST)

Letting the chips fall where they may, I quote Linus Torvalds:
>Ahh, the md driver does indeed do something like this. The md driver
>will clear the lock bit without ever waking up anybody that waits on it,
>as far as I can tell.

Gee, I wonder if this is what causes our news server (sparc) to occassionaly
get a task that takes over the machine -- priority -33.