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    SubjectRe: Problem with booting 1.3.85
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    > > > I just compiled 1.3.85 the other night. Compilation
    > > > went fine. However, mid-way through the booting process,
    > > > while executing rc.M, I got the a zillion copies of the
    > > > following message:
    > > >
    > > > INIT: error read initrequest
    > > Same here for 1.3.84 when doing a shutdown on two 486 hosts, it
    > > eventually does shutdown without further assistance though.
    > >
    > I believe this has something to do with the new fifo structure (named
    > pipes). I've seen this problem in kernels later than .80 and this was
    > when the new (original) fifo code was first (again) introduced. I have
    > yet to hear what the *proper* solution is to this problem.

    The problem is the /dev/initctl fifo is opened O_RDONLY. Changing
    this to O_RDWR in CheckInitFifo (init.c line 1414 in v2.59) fixes this.
    This fix was posted some time ago.

    _OR_ you can just upgrade to the _LATEST_ version of sysinit (2.60 something).

    -- Andrew E. Mileski --
    mailto:aem@ott.hookup.net
    http://www.redhat.com/~aem/


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