[2.1.88] Well hung processes

Aaron Tiensivu (tiensivu@pilot.msu.edu)
Wed, 4 Mar 1998 14:07:07 -0500

I think I might be running into the theoretical deadlock that I think Bill (?)
mentioned with the new swapping code of 2.1.88. I've got a process that was
swapped out and I decided to kill it from another console. The result is that
the process (FvwmButtons) is hung in the 'R' state. Doing a 'ps -l' doesn't
show where in the kernel it is stuck.. just blank...

If anyone wants/needs more info on it, I'm still running right now with the
process in limbo.

A nice side note though.. the system seems much faster than 2.0.33, and this is
on a tiny 486. I would have thought the extra code bloat on 2.1 might have made
a bit slower. Last 2.1 kernel I ran on this was in the .60 range.

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