> Just installed 2.1.65...
> Everything works fine, until some program issues a sync() command, which
> causes the program to hang forever, I can't even kill (or kill -9) it from
> a different tty.
> It happens even with the following code:
Actually, on a normal setup sync(2) has been called by the update deamon
before you have logged on, so I guess your real problem is something