> I just recently decided to try upgrading 2.0.33 -> 2.1.95; This is my
> first foray into the 2.1 series. I quite easily got a mostly working
> system, with sound, SCSI, UDMA, and so on. My only problem is that umount
> rarely works. Most of the time (I'll get to that), umount freezes when
> used on any filesystem. Particularly, it completely freezes its terminal
> and can't be killed by kill -9. It shows up as a 'D' process
> (suspended/kernel call, right?), and gdb traces show it going into the
> umount syscall but not coming out. Mount and /proc/mounts continue to work.
Uh-huh. Same problem I was having.
> I've got the following disk hardware (with attempts):
> AHA152x (zip zoom) with SCSI Zip drive, as module, compiled in, or not
> Promise Ultra33 UDMA PCI (not booting from, just mounting a FAT partition),
> always compiled in
> Onboard 430HX chipset IDE with two DMA hard disks and an ATAPI cdrom, cdrom
> as module or compiled in
> Standard floppy compiled in or as module
> RH5-based system (glibc), mount 2.7l and everything else as per the Changes
> file, UP system with UP kernel.
> Any suggestions? I'm out of ideas.
I replaced fs/super.c with the version from 2.1.93. This seems to have
stopped the freezes.
(I use RH5 too... No scsi controller or UDMA controller; different onboard
IDE controller (PIIX3)...)
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