Bug 2991 - Bug with fs/select.c
Bug with fs/select.c
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-05-23 20:50 EDT by kumarsri
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-02 18:11:35 EDT
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Description kumarsri 1999-05-23 20:50:19 EDT
There is a bug with fs/select.c which break the
Informix database (7.30UC2) on Redhat 6 (as well as other
2.2. kernels).

They have changed sys_select considerably and probably
did not know that some programs depend heavily on it -
cannot return errors when there were none before without

Here's the code:

Search for the function
and look for the lines:
 if (n < 0 || n > KFDS_NR)
        goto out_nofds;

This breaks Informix as it passes n as 4096 while
NR_OPEN is 1024!

Please assist in fixing this. Changing NR_OPEN in
linux.h from 1024 to 5120 etc. does more damage!
You cannot mount cdroms etc. after that.

Comment 1 kumarsri 1999-05-24 19:45:59 EDT
Fixed - the problem was with Redhat 5.2 and Caldera OpenLinux 2.2

Redhat 6.0 - it's fixed already.

Sorry for the noise!
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-02 18:11:59 EDT
Bug closed (it seems that it is already fixed)

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