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SubjectRe: Update - Ramdisks and tmpfs problems
Just a data point:  I have been using multiple tmpfs bind mounts for some time
on smp without this problem.

none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777,size=256M)
/dev/shm on /tmp type none (rw,bind)
/dev/shm on /usr/tmp type none (rw,bind)

Never had a reboot fail for this reason.


On Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 10:23:43AM -0400, Geoffrey Gallaway wrote:
> I finally found the problem, which appears to be a combination of things:
> Multiple tmpfs mounts and SMP.
> I am using a Dual Intel PIII 1Ghz box. When I use a SMP kernel AND do
> multiple tmpfs mounts (mount --bind /dev/shm/etc /etc; mount --bind
> /dev/shm/var /var) the machine goes into a reset loop. HOWEVER, when I use a
> non-SMP kernel and still do multiple tmpfs mounts OR when I use a SMP kernel
> and do only one tmpfs mount, the machine boots fine. Every once in a while
> (1 out of 20 times?) the machine would boot fine with a SMP kernel and
> multiple tmpfs mounts. Is this a timing issue?
> If I can help to nail down this (apparent) bug more, please let me know.
> Thanks,
> Geoffeg
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