Another loop bug? (Was: 2.4.17rc1aa1)

From: Gergely Nagy (
Date: Fri Dec 14 2001 - 16:24:12 EST

> Only in 2.4.17rc1aa1: 00_loop-deadlock-1
> Fixed loop deadlock (balance_dirty() must not be called within the
> request_fn or it can deadlock or recurse way too much). It is
> enough to recall balance_dirty() at the highest layer so this won't
> introduce any stability problem.

Maybe my problem is unrelated to this, but when I try to mount an ext2
image (from an ext3 filesystem, if that counts), loop0 starts to eat
CPU, and brings up the load to around 2.90. After a short time (about
a minute after mounting the image), everything that tries to access
the mounted area hangs. I can't umount it, and can't kill the
processes which are trying to access it.

I have this problem since 2.4.16, 2.4.14 (with ext3 0.9.15) works
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