Re: loopback device HANGS (was: problems with loopback block device)

Keith Owens (
Sat, 16 May 1998 09:39:42 +1000

On Fri, 15 May 1998 18:18:36 +0200 (METDST),
Stefan Ring <> wrote:
>On Fri, 15 May 1998, Keith Owens wrote:
>> Moving the lock before request_fn means that low level routines are
>> running without a critical lock. It may or may not work, depends
>> entirely on interrupt timing. Eventually it will fail.
>so what i'm supposed to do?

Keep mentioning the bug in loopback until somebody who understands the
code has a look at it. There is no maintainer listed for loopback, Ted
Ts'o was the author.

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