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SubjectRe: BIG PROBLEM

On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Justin Guyett wrote:

> On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Ralf Baechle wrote:
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> > Some versions of the 3c59x driver emit a NUL character on bootup which makes
> > klogd suck CPU. This is fixed in 2.4.5, dunno about 2.4.4.
>
> sysklogd 1.4.1 changelog lists a no busyloop fix.

Check out: http://bugs.debian.org/85478

"When klogd's LogLine() function encounters a null byte in state
PARSING_TEXT, it will loop infinitely. More precisely, copyin()
will treat the null byte as a delimiter - unlike LogLine(), which
will invoke copyin() ever and ever again."

Kinda off-topic, but I just wanted to prove that the bug was in klogd and
not the kernel. :)

-r

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