: I'm looking for some suggestions with this bug. If I backup up my
: machine with 'tar cvfz /dev/ftape /' while X11R6 is running, the
: entire machine hangs forever as soon as tar encounters the file
: '/proc/kcore'. This problem does not happen if X11R6 is not running.
: Nor did the problem happen before upgrading to the Slackware 3.0
: kernels. Does anyone happen to have any ideas about this bug?
You should not backup /proc since it's just info about the current state of
the computer (anyway, restoring it might prove disastrous). /dev/kproc is
probably the kernel memory, you certainly don't want to write there during
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