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Bug#595927: Bug still happening, even with recent kernels

On 05/20/2011 10:40 AM, Bastian Blank wrote:
>> (And please let me know what is wrong in using dd on a disk drive. I
>> assume you never read the bugzilla entry on kernel.org.)
> dd does not use the sync syscall.

You obviusly still did not read the bugzilla entry about this bug.

It mentions such nice things like:

[  361.230737] INFO: task jbd2/sda2-8:311 blocked for more than 120 seconds.

I have the same here with devicemapper tasks.

So what you want to tell me is that due to a programming error in
userspace it is okay that the kernel will be stuck completely, rejecting
all IO, without ever being able to recover at all?

If upstream shares your opinion on that it is time to switch to a
different OS.

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