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SubjectRe: 2.6.22-rc4-mm1
Kay Sievers wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-06-07 at 11:41 +0200, Michal Piotrowski wrote:
>> Kay Sievers pisze:
>>> On Thu, 2007-06-07 at 10:40 +0200, Michal Piotrowski wrote:
>>>> Kay Sievers pisze:
>>>>> On Wed, 2007-06-06 at 20:48 +0200, Michal Piotrowski wrote:
>>>>>> Andrew Morton pisze:
>>>>>>> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.22-rc4/2.6.22-rc4-mm1/
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> Kay, your patch gregkh-driver-block-device.patch breaks Fedora 7 initrd
>>>>>> http://www.stardust.webpages.pl/files/tbf/bitis-gabonica/2.6.22-rc4-mm1/initrd.jpg
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Please fix it ASAP, I can't test kernel...
>>>>> Do you have CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED set or unset?
>>>>>
>>>>> Kay
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> cat ../linux-mm-bo/.config | grep CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED
>>>> # CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED is not set
>>> Oh, could you possibly try (with the block patch included) setting it to
>>> yes and see if it works? That would help to find what's going wrong.
>> I enabled CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED and 2.6.22-rc4-mm2 boots fine.
>
> Michal, thanks a lot for the testing.
>
> Peter, looking at your mkinitrd code, it works only with
> CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED enabled when block devices are converted to
> class devices.
> Any chance to replace lstat() with stat() while looking for devices in
> sysfs? Remember, _anything_ in sysfs can be symlink or a directory, you
> can't assume one or the other. When things change internally in the
> kernel, we can often provide symlinks for backwards compatibility, but
> lstat() obviously can't works here.

Fixed in mkinitrd-6.0.9-6 , which I'll build now and push to
updates-testing. Thanks for getting my attention here.

--
Peter
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