msdos fs problem (2.1.43 ... 2.1.44-pre3)
Fri, 27 Jun 1997 16:51:54 +0200

On Fri, 27 Jun 1997 Matthew Kirkwood <> wrote:

>I haven't had time to test this with 2.0.x or 2.1.44-pre3, but I'm
>currently unable to remove directories on msdos/vfat partitions.
>Any attempt to do so complains of "device of resource busy", regardless
>of whether the directory was made under Windog or Linux.
>Also - any files written under Linux are flagged read-only, it seems.
>All on /dev/hd?, various vfat and msdos partitions. P120, etc. S/w
>mostly RH4.1. New alpha first-time dcache thing enabled.
>PS. A little further investigation revealed that the mapsort program was
> causing running processes to enter D-state.

Confirmed. 2.1.44-pre3 is broken too, Linus has been alerted and I hope
this problem is now well known.