Bug 53386 - devfsd with recent rawhide kernels causes oops
devfsd with recent rawhide kernels causes oops
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
1.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-07 14:33 EDT by Alex Yacoub
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-07 14:59:28 EDT
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Description Alex Yacoub 2001-09-07 14:33:05 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.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compile rawhide kernel
2. Install devfsd
3. Reboot.


Actual Results:  Crash occurs sometime during bootup or user login (not root).

Expected Results:  No crash...

Additional info:
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-09-07 14:59:23 EDT
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 ;(

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