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    SubjectRe: [2.1.21] Instant death

    On Tue, 14 Jan 1997, Aaron Tiensivu wrote:
    > Subject: [2.1.21] Instant death
    > I did a clean compile off of the source of linux-2.1.21.tar.gz
    > It'll die after this:
    > VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
    > Instantly.. it complains of a NULL dereference from virtual address 00000000,
    > in the process 'swapper'. I did not write down the specifics, but I assume
    > that others are going to run into this problem.

    It's due to init/main.c - the "execve(execute_command.." stuff. Add a test
    that execve_command is non-zero before that execve and you should be ok.

    Sorry for that, I never saw it on my intel machine due to the way the
    mappings are set up. It was obvious on the alpha, though..


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