Bug 50497 - devfs not enabled in 2.4.3-12 kernel
devfs not enabled in 2.4.3-12 kernel
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
7.1
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-31 14:17 EDT by Sylvain COUTANT
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-31 14:18:03 EDT
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Description Sylvain COUTANT 2001-07-31 14:17:59 EDT
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Description of problem:
Trying to mount devfs gives the following message :
mount: fs type devfs not supported by kernel

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount -t devfs devfs /dev
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Actual Results:  mount: fs type devfs not supported by kernel

Expected Results:  running with devfs enabled

Additional info:

Standard RH7.1 upgraded to latest kernel. Packages installed :
kernel-2.4.3-12
devfsd-2.4.3-12
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-07-31 16:20:27 EDT
devfs has WAY too many security holes, which are known for at least 2 years now
but the author refuses to fix them, we cannot possibly enable it and have to
consider that code as terminally broken and unsupported

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