Bug 50866 - the /sbin/devfsd deamon (rpm package) is missing
Summary: the /sbin/devfsd deamon (rpm package) is missing
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-04 02:02 UTC by Pawel Worach
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-11 13:35:42 UTC
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Description Pawel Worach 2001-08-04 02:02:04 UTC
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Description of problem:
After compiling a kernel with devfs support and the system is rebooted
is complains a lot because the /sbin/devfsd daemon is missing (rpm package
is missing too) it is not started by /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compile kernel with devfs support
2. modify /boot/grub/grub.conf to include your new kernel
3. reboot and voila!

Expected Results:  The devfsd damon should have been started by
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit if it was there....

Additional info:

Installing devfsd RPM from Redhat 7.1 solved this problem,
i hope devfsd will be included in the final roswell release!

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-04 08:34:16 UTC
We will not be including devfsd as it has WAY too many security holes that
haven't been addressed by the maintainer yet (in the at least 3 months that he
has been notified of them). I might consider including the source of it in the
kernel-source package though, so you can compile it with your kernel.

Comment 2 Pawel Worach 2001-08-19 10:53:25 UTC
It looks like Richard Gooch has started fixing bugs in the devfs code,
so maybe there is a chance for it to be included?

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