Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53386
devfsd with recent rawhide kernels causes oops
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:57 EDT
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Description of problem:
Compiling a new kernel from rawhide (I have tried 2.4.7-2 and 2.4.7-2.9)
and running with devfsd causes a kernel panic. I currently run
2.4.0-0.43.4; I haven't tried anything in between. I have tried many
different devfsd versions and sources. I know you no longer include
devfsd, but causing a kernel panic is a big problem for something included
in the kernel...
I think this is a problem with pam, kernel, and devfsd. The crash
sometimes goes away if I use the standard /etc/devfsd.conf file.
Commenting out all lines (which approaches the way my file is set up) will
cause the crash, at least on my computer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compile rawhide kernel
2. Install devfsd
Actual Results: Crash occurs sometime during bootup or user login (not root).
Expected Results: No crash...
There's a good reason we don't enable devfs.... it is that is rather unstable
and has several user (eg non-root) causable oopses. The devfs maintainer knows
about these for several months now and it's not fixed yet ;(