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SubjectRe: Oops when accessing /dev/fd0 (kernel 2.4.7 and devfsd 1.3.11)
Taylor Carpenter writes:
> Any access to /dev/fd0 gives a kernel oops. Have not accessed the floppy in a
> while, but noticed the complaint when booting and after looking further.
>
> kernel: 2.4.7 (using devfs)
> devfsd: 1.3.11

If you think the problem may be devfs-related, a good test is to try
again with CONFIG_DEVFS_FS=n.

However, I run devfs, and I don't see this problem.

> [12]# insmod floppy
> Using /lib/modules/2.4.7athlon/kernel/drivers/block/floppy.o
> inserting floppy driver for 2.4.7athlon
> Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
> FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
>
> [13]# ls -l /dev/fd0
> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000000
> printing eip:
> c013c4c4
> *pde = 00000000
> Oops: 0000
> CPU: 0
> EIP: 0010:[<c013c4c4>]
> EFLAGS: 00010246
> eax: 00000000 ebx: 00001000 ecx: ffffffff edx: 00000000
> esi: 00000000 edi: 00000000 ebp: dd439fa4 esp: dd439f5c
> ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
> Process ls (pid: 367, stackpage=dd439000)
> Stack: df693ec0 00000000 00001000 c015469b df693ec0 bfffec54 00001000 00000000
> df092840 c01376d2 df693ec0 bfffec54 00001000 df092840 dd438000 bffffead
> 00000003 bffffc7c df693ec0 c188e4c0 00003000 dd438000 08057000 00000008
> Call Trace: [<c015469b>] [<c01376d2>] [<c0106c2b>]
>
> Code: f2 ae f7 d1 49 89 ce 39 de 0f 47 f3 56 52 8b 44 24 1c 50 e8
> Segmentation fault

You need to run this through ksymoops before anyone can help you.

Regards,

Richard....
Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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