I upgraded my kernel and I think that since then I'm having problems shuting down and rebooting. I get the screen where all the processes are being closed and when it comes to the "unmounting file system" it stucks.
I have a fairly strightforward system - ext3 for my linux partition and NTFS for my windows, both automaticly mounted, NTFS read only.
After I waited a few times I just have to manually shut down the computer. Not very healthy I believe.
If anyone encountered the problem or has any advice I'd welcome it.
same problem, with standart kernel and with community kernel.
Well I messed around with it a bit...
So far I removec a few unnecesery things :
My 56.6k modem model (which I don't use now)
For now it doesn't seem to stuck but I don't have statistics yet...
i have the exact same problem, and it has been like this for a week i tought it was only me but surprises me that its not just me.
the thing is like this when u mount the ntfs filesystem if u dont read from the discs u can umount them but ir u read from them my machine freezes when it comes to the umount command !!
Im just a newbie in linux so i have no idea why this is but i have no problems at all with the reiserfs , ext3 mounts , only the ntfs is screwed up
kernel 2.6.12 , udev 062-1
when i installed from the cd i had no problems at all but , a week ago i formated all and did a ftp install , and i start having this problem.
From what I understand, it's a bug in the latest 2.6.12 kernel - after reading from NTFS filesystems, the kernel hangs when unmounting them.
I've got it as well in the community kernel26cko which is based off 2.6.12. We'll just have to wait for a bugfix I suppose.
Same problem here for a while (since the kernel update). I've just been waiting for the new kernel release (to hopefully fix the bug).. ;-)
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to know they were impossible.
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Check this thread: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=13780
There is a mention of a patch that seems to solve the problem.