Subject: Re: 'hanging' mount problem 'fixed'? Forklift Upgrade....
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Charles M. Hannum <email@example.com>
Date: 04/08/1999 20:09:39
Just so everyone on the list knows...
I tracked down the `hanging mount' problem earlier today. It's due to
an `optimization' in the pmap module which causes it to fail to flush
a TLB entry in some cases when changing the permissions on a mapping.
This bug technically predates the recent pmap change, but that change
causes it to occur in more cases.
As Ross points out, the bug probably appeared to be machine-specific
because the TLB differs between models.
A fix should be available by SUP/FTP/etc. tomorrow morning.
Thanks to Bernd for providing me with crash dumps and other
information. No thanks to Matt for providing inaccurate information
and generally being a pest.