Re: [PATCH] for lost mail due to NFS cache/locking non-atomicity

Joey Hess (
Wed, 2 Dec 1998 13:28:50 -0800

Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Sadly, this bug couldn't just be glossed over, because a normal user could
> (by knowing the exact right incantation) force tons of unkillable
> processes that held critical filesystem resources (any lookup on a
> directory that was locked would in turn also lock up).

That sounds very familiar. I've seen this exact thing happen many times when
something gets messed up with my automounted nfs filesystems.

see shy jo

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