Re: atomicity

Rogier Wolff (
Sun, 6 Dec 1998 11:16:24 +0100 (MET)

Alan Cox wrote:
> Think about it this way. SIGKILL and a power failure are identical.

Well, I occasionally get processes stuck in "D" state. SIGKILL doesn't
kill them, a power failure does. (Try a filesystem that Oops-es on the
"mount" system call, then retry the mount).

Yeah, I know I've taken your quote out of context. Sorry. :-)


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