Bug 124234 - bind-chroot package creates unnecessary dev files
bind-chroot package creates unnecessary dev files
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: bind (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-05-24 17:30 EDT by Landon Curt Noll
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-03 19:15:52 EDT
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Description Landon Curt Noll 2004-05-24 17:30:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
The bind-chroot rpm creates:


Neither of these dev files are needed.  A:

	lsof -p $(pidof named)

will show that neither /dev/null nor /dev/random are open.
Removal of these files /var/named/chroot/dev/* files does
not seem to impare named.

Creation of /var/named/chroot/dev/ special files gives the
impression that the /var file system cannot be mounted with
the nodev option.  The /var file system can be mounted with
nodev (and should for security reasons).  By removing these
unnecessary dev files from the bind-chroot package, the /var
filesystem can remain special device free.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install bind and bind-chroot
2.rm -rf /var/named/chroot/dev
3.service named start

Actual Results:  The bind daemon will run without any problem without the
/var/named/chroot/dev files.

Expected Results:  If /var/named/chroot/dev was required, a problem with
bind would have noticed.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2004-08-03 19:15:52 EDT
Named DOES use /dev/random - it periodically opens & closes it.

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