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

Dan Hollis (
Mon, 22 Dec 1997 17:14:41 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 22 Dec 1997, Ricky Beam wrote:
> 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.

Same here. We're running md and occasionally get stuck tasks. Also some
occasional file corruption although im not sure if its from inn itself or
the md driver. (Looks like md though).