Bug 159878 - /sbin/fsck.ext3 doesn't close fd for unrecognized device files
/sbin/fsck.ext3 doesn't close fd for unrecognized device files
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: e2fsprogs (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
Jay Turner
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Blocks: 156322
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Reported: 2005-06-08 15:36 EDT by David Milburn
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:10 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-630
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-10-05 11:43:29 EDT
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Patch to close fd when probing unrecognized devices (565 bytes, patch)
2005-06-08 15:37 EDT, David Milburn
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2005:630 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE e2fsprogs bug fix update 2005-10-05 00:00:00 EDT

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Description David Milburn 2005-06-08 15:36:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
When probing device files, the fsck command doesn't close the fd for
those devices not recognized.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. creating about 1024 partitions which are not formarted.
2. adding labeled partition into /etc/fstab like follows:
   LABEL=dummy /hoge ext3 defaults,noauto 0 0
   (NOTE: the partition labeled "dummy" does not exist.)
3. execute fsck
   (power off a system forcely, and reboot it)

Actual Results:  rc.sysinit scripts shows:

Checking root filesystem
[/sbin/fsck.ext3 (1) --/] fsck.ext3 -a /dev/sda2
/: Error determining size of the physical device: Too many open files

Expected Results:  The system boot with no errors.

Additional info:

Attaching patch to fix problem
Comment 1 David Milburn 2005-06-08 15:37:47 EDT
Created attachment 115237 [details]
Patch to close fd when probing unrecognized devices
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 11:43:29 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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