On Fri, 15 Aug 2003, Kris Kennaway wrote:

> The problem seems to be due to select() being called on the /dev/null
> device, and it is holding the filedesc lock when it reaches
> PICKUP_GIANT() in spec_poll.

Yeah, this is pretty much the same issue you've been bumping into for a
bit -- we hold filedesc lock over select(), which means every object we
poll can't grab a lock that either comes before the file descriptor lockin
the lock order, or that might sleep.

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
[EMAIL PROTECTED]      Network Associates Laboratories

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