Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 229115
Current usage of /etc/udev/devices may crash the system when greping /etc
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:57 EST
Description of problem:
/etc/udev/devices/ may contain device files, when / is not mounted with nodev
option, which is the default, and someone uses grep -R on /etc the system may
hang - or other unexpected behaviour may occur.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
/etc/fstab isn't created by setup but rather during installation, so reassigning
this bug to anaconda.
Read ya, Phil
This could break cases where people expect to be able to use devices elsewhere,
though. /etc/udev/devices should really use a textual description of the
devices much like MAKEDEV does
(In reply to comment #2)
> This could break cases where people expect to be able to use devices elsewhere,
> though. /etc/udev/devices should really use a textual description of the
> devices much like MAKEDEV does
How often does one use device-files outside of /dev and why does anyone need this?
/etc/udev/devices/ is deprecated.. the use of /etc/udev/makedev.d is encouraged
for exactly this reason.