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SubjectRe: Request for stats: devfs and kmod errors
Richard Henderson writes:
> On Fri, Jul 31, 1998 at 03:28:25PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Its not devfs. request_module() forgets to block signals.
>
> No, request module _used_ to block all signals. I removed it
> cause that was causing bizzare failures at least on Alpha.
>
> I never really figured out what the precice problem was, cause
> after I stopped blocking signals so that I could strace modprobe,
> the problem went away. My only guess was that it had to do with
> sigchld, as that is the only thing that should have been involved.
>
> Anyway, an exit code of -512 indicates _exit(-2), not a signal.
> And that _shouldn't_ have come from modutils, wherein the only
> exit values used are 0 and 1.

Erm, the manpage for waitpid(2) doesn't mention -512 as a possible
error. Are you perhaps talking about the int *status value (which we
ignore anyway) instead?

Regards,

Richard....
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