Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127396
quotactl syscall appearance changed in kernel 2.4.22-1.2197.nptl
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:45 EST
Description of problem:
We had utility that uses quotactl syscall. It's broken after upgrade
from kernel-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl to kernel-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.
Syscall is stalled during operation. strace output fragment:
quotactl(0xff800003 /* Q_??? */|USRQUOTA, "/dev/sda1", 0, NULL) = -1
ESRCH (No s
quotactl(0xff800002 /* Q_??? */|USRQUOTA, "/dev/sda1", 2,
after this utility is stalled.
quotaon qutaoff in loop.
Sometime after quotaon or qutaoff will stall silently.
quotacheck will not run in this time, so quouta subsystem are fulyy
Additionaly when i try to reboot machine reboot script is stops with
message about quotactl process not found, or someting like this during
turning quotas off, so without a physical access to machine it's
impossible to make it alive again.
Infinit loop of enabling and disabling quota.
I dont know affected other kernel versions(patches ) or not, maybe
this bug is apper in earlier kernel updates to.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/
I am personaly knows about existance of Fedora Leagcy, but many
customers a not satisfied with usage of Fedora Legacy instead of
fedora's own repository. RHEL are not suitaable for those customers as
to expencive systems for this moment. You a loosing popularity with so
frequent and full end of life's of your products.
But anyway i am cannot do anythig here, and i know Fedora 1 is not
Bug is seems to be less agressive in 2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.
i'v many server with fc1 and kernel 2.4.22-1.2199.nptl there are a
solution to solve this bug ?