Claus's patch is in 2.1.80, so that should take care of waiting for all
requests to finish. Let me know otherwise ...
> Let me know when patches are available, and I'll see if I can break them
> <g>. On the bright side, since you identified and fixed the problem with
> sparse files over NFS I'm able to build working kernels on my Alpha in a
> mounted filesystem. All along I was blaming a kernel bug and it turned
> out to be corrupted object files!
Well, it was a kernel bug, just not in the Alpha code :-)