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Subjectcat /dev/fb1 produces kernel bug

2.5.62 kernel that is compiled without devfs and without module support.

/proc/devices shows: Character devices: 29 fb

ls -l /dev |grep fb shows:
crw-rw---- 1 root video 29, 0 Mar 14 2002 fb0
crw--w---- 1 root video 29, 1 Mar 14 2002 fb0autodetect
crw--w---- 1 root video 29, 0 Mar 14 2002 fb0current
crw--w---- 1 root video 29, 32 Mar 14 2002 fb1
crw--w---- 1 root video 29, 33 Mar 14 2002 fb1autodetect
crw--w---- 1 root video 29, 32 Mar 14 2002 fb1current

Relevant pieces of kernel configuration:
# CONFIG_FB_VIRTUAL is not set

When the thing boots up it says:

rivafb: nVidia device/chipset 10DE0110
rivafb: Detected CRTC controller 0 being used
rivafb: RIVA MTRR set to ON
rivafb: PCI nVidia NV10 framebuffer ver 0.9.5b (nVidiaGeForce2-M, 64MB @
Badness in kobject_register at lib/kobject.c:152
Call Trace:
[<c020e678>] kobject_register+0x58/0x70
[<c021a58b>] bus_add_driver+0x5b/0xe0
[<c021a9df>] driver_register+0x2f/0x40
[<c017a8e3>] create_proc_entry+0x83/0xd0
[<c021170b>] pci_register_driver+0x4b/0x60
[<c010507f>] init+0x3f/0x160
[<c0105040>] init+0x0/0x160
[<c010726d>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0x18

Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x30

...although that little error came along, everything is working very
well in general. However, when I do "cat /dev/fb1" (which is completely
sick, I have no fb1 !?), I get following:

<1>Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address
0000016d printing eip:
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0000
CPU: 0
EIP: 0060:[<c0288e1d>] Not tainted
EFLAGS: 00010202
EIP is at fb_open+0x1d/0x50
eax: ffffffed ebx: 00000000 ecx: 00000000 edx: 00000001
esi: c50a8a40 edi: c64ad114 ebp: ffffffe9 esp: c3a63f30
ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068
Process cat (pid: 1342, threadinfo=c3a62000 task=c1ac1860)
Stack: 00000000 ffffffed c01558b6 c64ad114 c50a8a40 c50a8a40 c64ad114
c014b7ee c64ad114 c50a8a40 00008000 00000000 c3a88000 c3a62000
c4b81e00 c7fba560 00008000 c3a63f80 c4b81e00 c7fba560 c3a88000
Call Trace:
[<c01558b6>] chrdev_open+0x66/0x80
[<c014b7ee>] dentry_open+0x16e/0x180
[<c014b678>] filp_open+0x68/0x70
[<c014ba8b>] sys_open+0x5b/0x90
[<c01095df>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb

Code: 8b 82 6c 01 00 00 83 78 04 00 75 07 89 c8 83 c4 08 c3 90 c7
Segmentation fault.

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