Bug 159428 - [PATCH] sysreport should not collect device nodes
[PATCH] sysreport should not collect device nodes
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sysreport (Show other bugs)
3.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-06-02 13:01 EDT by David Lehman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-10-04 10:20:32 EDT
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don't include any block or char device nodes in the sysreport (330 bytes, patch)
2005-06-02 13:01 EDT, David Lehman
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Description David Lehman 2005-06-02 13:01:51 EDT
Description of problem:
sysreport collects device nodes if present from $DNSDIR/dev and
/proc/scsi/qla2300 as a consequence of collecting the /proc/scsi and $DNSDIR/
recursively. This is a problem because it means you need to be root to unpack
the sysreport.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
sysreport-1.3.7.2-4

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run sysreport on a system with qla2300 or a bind chroot set up
2. Try to unpack the sysreport as an unprivileged user 
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Actual results:
tar fails trying to create device nodes

Expected results:
sysreports should be collected such that they can be unpacked by non-root users

Additional info:
Comment 1 David Lehman 2005-06-02 13:01:51 EDT
Created attachment 115097 [details]
don't include any block or char device nodes in the sysreport
Comment 3 Ngo Than 2005-10-04 10:20:32 EDT
This feature is now included in sysreport-1.4.2-3 from, which will be added in 
next comming RHEL5 release. 
 
In my opinion it's not worth to add it in RHEL3 update. 

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