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SubjectRe: 2.5.1-pre5 not easy to boot with devfs
We have to be patient, my linux box is at home. I'll test your patch in a few hours.

Pierre

>Messsage du 03/12/2001 08:33
>De : Richard Gooch <rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca>
>A : Pierre Rousselet <pierre.rousselet@wanadoo.fr>
>Copie à : <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, <wli@holomorphy.com>
>Objet : Re: 2.5.1-pre5 not easy to boot with devfs
>
> Pierre Rousselet writes:
> > As far as I can see,
> >
> > when CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL is set
> > and
> > when devfsd is started at boot time
> > I get an Oops when remounting, rw the root fs :
> >
> > Unable to handle kernel request at va 5a5a5a5e
> > ...
> > EIP: 0010:[<c01516f9>] Not tainted
> > ...
> > Process devfsd(pid:15,stackpage=cfd33000)
>
> Ah, ha! I've found the problem. Perversely, I wasn't able to reproduce
> this bug until I booted a UP kernel. I've appended the fix. Please try
> this out. I have sufficient confidence in this fix that I'll make a
> proper release in a few minutes.
>
> Regards,
>
> Richard....
> Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
> Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
>
> diff -urN linux-2.4.17-pre2/Documentation/filesystems/devfs/ChangeLog linux/Documentation/filesystems/devfs/ChangeLog
> --- linux-2.4.17-pre2/Documentation/filesystems/devfs/ChangeLog Sat Dec 1 10:48:46 2001
> +++ linux/Documentation/filesystems/devfs/ChangeLog Sun Dec 2 23:23:12 2001
> @@ -1805,3 +1805,7 @@
>
> - Do not send CREATE, CHANGE, ASYNC_OPEN or DELETE events from devfsd
> or children
> +===============================================================================
> +Changes for patch v199.1
> +
> +- Fixed bug in <devfsd_read>: was dereferencing freed pointer
> diff -urN linux-2.4.17-pre2/fs/devfs/base.c linux/fs/devfs/base.c
> --- linux-2.4.17-pre2/fs/devfs/base.c Sat Dec 1 10:48:46 2001
> +++ linux/fs/devfs/base.c Sun Dec 2 23:21:10 2001
> @@ -569,6 +569,9 @@
> Do not send CREATE, CHANGE, ASYNC_OPEN or DELETE events from
> devfsd or children.
> v1.2
> + 20011202 Richard Gooch <rgooch@atnf.csiro.au>
> + Fixed bug in <devfsd_read>: was dereferencing freed pointer.
> + v1.3
> */
> #include <linux/types.h>
> #include <linux/errno.h>
> @@ -601,7 +604,7 @@
> #include <asm/bitops.h>
> #include <asm/atomic.h>
>
> -#define DEVFS_VERSION "1.2 (20011127)"
> +#define DEVFS_VERSION "1.3 (20011202)"
>
> #define DEVFS_NAME "devfs"
>
> @@ -3243,11 +3246,17 @@
> tlen = rpos - *ppos;
> if (done)
> {
> + devfs_handle_t parent;
> +
> spin_lock (&fs_info->devfsd_buffer_lock);
> fs_info->devfsd_first_event = entry->next;
> if (entry->next == NULL) fs_info->devfsd_last_event = NULL;
> spin_unlock (&fs_info->devfsd_buffer_lock);
> - for (; de != NULL; de = de->parent) devfs_put (de);
> + for (; de != NULL; de = parent)
> + {
> + parent = de->parent;
> + devfs_put (de);
> + }
> kmem_cache_free (devfsd_buf_cache, entry);
> if (ival > 0) atomic_sub (ival, &fs_info->devfsd_overrun_count);
> *ppos = 0;
>

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