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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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