Bug 53580 - Problems with rebooting with devfs enabled
Problems with rebooting with devfs enabled
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-12 06:05 EDT by Albert Strasheim
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-12 06:05:56 EDT
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Description Albert Strasheim 2001-09-12 06:05:52 EDT
Description of Problem:

I've been creating a CD-ROM based installation of Red Hat 7.1 for myself
over the past week. I enabled devfs by adding a /dev/.devfs file (it is
looked for by rc.sysinit). This all works fine, and my CD-ROM+tmpfs is
chugging along fine, but there are problems when unmounting the devfs on

The following seems to have fixed the problem. Change the line in
/etc/init.d/halt that reads:

remaining=`awk '!/(^#|proc|loopfs|autofs|^none|^\/dev\/root| \/ )/ {print
$2}' /proc/mounts`


remaining=`awk '!/(^#|proc|loopfs|autofs|dev|^none|^\/dev\/root| \/ )/
{print $2}' /proc/mounts`

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How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable devfs. Reboot.
2. Reboot again.

Actual Results:

Expected Results:

A big red [FAILED] on rebooting after: Unmounting filesystems:

Additional Information:

CONFIG_DEVFS_MOUNT=y was also enabled in the kernel. This might have
something to do with it.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-01-24 23:24:45 EST
Will be fixed in 6.51-1, thanks!

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