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    Subject[OOPS] 2.4.13+preemptive lp0/devfs
    Good day!

    Hit this oops and thought you all might like to look at it:
    Kernel version 2.4.13 vanilla with Robert Love's Premptive Patch.

    ksymoops 2.4.3 on i686 2.4.13-p1. Options used
    -V (default)
    -k /proc/ksyms (default)
    -l /proc/modules (default)
    -o /lib/modules/2.4.13-p1/ (default)
    -m /boot/ (default)

    Warning: You did not tell me where to find symbol information. I will
    assume that the log matches the kernel and modules that are running
    right now and I'll use the default options above for symbol resolution.
    If the current kernel and/or modules do not match the log, you can get
    more accurate output by telling me the kernel version and where to find
    map, modules, ksyms etc. ksymoops -h explains the options.

    Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000000
    *pde = 00000000
    Oops: 0000
    CPU: 0
    EIP: 0010:[<c013effa>] Tainted: P
    Using defaults from ksymoops -t elf32-i386 -a i386
    EFLAGS: 00010217
    eax: c2e6ffa4 ebx: c2e6ffa4 ecx: c2a20240 edx: c0221188
    esi: 00000000 edi: 00000000 ebp: c2e6ffa4 esp: c2e6ff1c
    ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
    Process checkpc (pid: 410, stackpage=c2e6f000)
    Stack: c0221188 c2e6e000 c25f9c00 c2e6ffa4 c015bb85 c2e6ffa4 00000000 c25f80c0
    c013c344 c25f80c0 c2e6ffa4 c25f9c00 c7f89000 00000000 c2e6ffa4 00000009
    00000001 00000009 c2e6ffa8 00000009 c7f89008 c25f80c0 c7f89005 00000003
    Call Trace: [<c015bb85>] [<c013c344>] [<c013c46a>] [<c013c8d1>] [<c0139415>]
    Code: 80 3e 2f 0f 85 d5 00 00 00 53 e8 af c8 ff ff 83 c4 04 ba 00

    >>EIP; c013effa <vfs_follow_link+1a/164> <=====
    Trace; c015bb84 <devfs_follow_link+44/6c>
    Trace; c013c344 <link_path_walk+7b4/8c0>
    Trace; c013c46a <path_walk+1a/1c>
    Trace; c013c8d0 <__user_walk+34/50>
    Trace; c0139414 <sys_stat64+18/74>
    Trace; c0106d5a <system_call+32/38>
    Code; c013effa <vfs_follow_link+1a/164>
    00000000 <_EIP>:
    Code; c013effa <vfs_follow_link+1a/164> <=====
    0: 80 3e 2f cmpb $0x2f,(%esi) <=====
    Code; c013effc <vfs_follow_link+1c/164>
    3: 0f 85 d5 00 00 00 jne de <_EIP+0xde> c013f0d8 <vfs_follow_link+f8/164>
    Code; c013f002 <vfs_follow_link+22/164>
    9: 53 push %ebx
    Code; c013f004 <vfs_follow_link+24/164>
    a: e8 af c8 ff ff call ffffc8be <_EIP+0xffffc8be> c013b8b8 <path_release+0/2c>
    Code; c013f008 <vfs_follow_link+28/164>
    f: 83 c4 04 add $0x4,%esp
    Code; c013f00c <vfs_follow_link+2c/164>
    12: ba 00 00 00 00 mov $0x0,%edx

    1 warning issued. Results may not be reliable.

    The above happened after doing a checkpc -f in my startup scripts.

    lp, parport_pc and parport were all modules that weren't loaded till
    the checkpc ran.

    I had just turned on devfs, and this happened.

    Also: /dev/lp0 had incorrect (unwritable) permissions after being

    Hope this is helpful.


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