Re: linux-2.1.44 on i586: Immediate crash on boot

Trevor Johnson (
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 08:34:37 -0400 (EDT)

> I put out a pre-patch-2.1.45 on (in the kernel/testing
> subdirectory as usual), and this patch actually contains a _complete_
> rewrite of fs/inode.c.

I tried it and was unable to remount read-only or unmount any of my ext2
partitions, even after changing to single-user mode. I got "device is
busy" messages from umount, even on a partition which had only been
mounted read-only. Normally this only happens when a file is open for
writing. I tried again, booting with init=/bin/sh:

# mount -n /usr -o ro
# umunt -n /usr
umount: /usr: device is busy
Trevor Johnson