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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.16-pre1
On Sun, Nov 25, 2001 at 03:39:08PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> BTW, what is the correct recovery strategy, assuming 2.4.15 has not
> been rebooted yet? Installing a fixed kernel is obviously the first
> step. How should one reboot the system to minimize damage? Use a
> normal system shutdown (with the -F parameter to forc fsck on next
> boot), or go to single user, "touch /forcefsck", sync, wait a minute,
> and switching of power?

>From Viro's mail (on

| IOW, if you are running 2.4.15 - build a patched kernel, install it and
| do the following:
| * switch to single-user
| * sync
| * umount everything non-buys
| * remount the rest read-only
| * turn the thing off
| * boot with patched kernel or with anything before 2.4.15-pre9

Russell King ( The developer of ARM Linux

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