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    SubjectRe: 2.6.16-rc[12] weirdness
    On 2/4/06, Ben Castricum <> wrote:
    > I just want to report a couple of things I think are kernel related (since
    > they only occur when I run 2.6.16-rc*) but are too weird to be sure.
    > My /dev/null device gets replaced by a file. Some of my cronjobs have a
    > >/dev/null and can see the ouput of the scripts in /dev/null. Deleting the
    > file and recreating the device again is fixes this. And again.. this seems
    > to happen randomly.
    You are probably building your kernels as root. There's a problem in
    kbuild that causes it to replace /dev/null with a regular file on some
    systems - it's been fixed but the fix is not yet in mainline.
    But, you shouldn't be building kernels as root anyway.

    Jesper Juhl <>
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