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Old 03-18-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
pbjoiner
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rm lockup on usb stick formatted as ext2


Howdy!

Just for kicks I've formatted my old Iomega Mini 512 as ext2. It mount sweetly and automajicly. I've copied to and can read from the drive. Fine. Great.

When I attempt to rm some unnecessary directories rm locks. Hard. No errors, no "Operation not permitted," just quiet, unkillable, lockup.

When I say "unkillable" I mean 'kill -9' does nothing to the rm process when run either as my regular user or as root.

Here's the kicker. While rm never returns to the terminal it does, in fact, remove the files if I remove individual files. Directories hit with 'rm -rf' remain untouched.

Here's what I believe to be the appropriate info:
uname --all
Linux xxx.xxx.com 2.6.10-1.770_FC3smp #1 SMP Thu Feb 24 14:20:06 EST 2005 i686 i686
i386 GNU/Linux
rpm
kernel-2.6.10-1.770_FC3
gamin-0.0.25-1.FC3
hardware
Dell Precision 450
Iomega Mini 512Mb

ps -A
...
5852 ? 00:00:00 rm
5977 ? 00:00:00 gam_server
6101 pts/1 00:00:00 su
6104 pts/1 00:00:00 bash
6345 ? 00:00:00 rm
6398 ? 00:00:00 rm
6429 ? 00:00:00 rm
6715 pts/1 00:00:00 ps

lsof | grep IOMEGA
rm 5852 pbjoiner cwd DIR 8,1 1024 26209
/media/IOMEGAMINI-ext2/install/browsers/install_flash_player_7_linux
rm 6345 root cwd DIR 8,1 1024 12
/media/IOMEGAMINI-ext2/install/utilities
rm 6398 pbjoiner cwd DIR 8,1 1024 26209
/media/IOMEGAMINI-ext2/install/browsers/install_flash_player_7_linux
rm 6398 pbjoiner 4r DIR 8,1 1024 26209
/media/IOMEGAMINI-ext2/install/browsers/install_flash_player_7_linux
 
  


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