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    SubjectRe: am-utils or kernel bug ? Seems to be kernel bug.. Any news ?
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    Nicolas Turro <Nicolas.Turro@sophia.inria.fr> writes:

    > On Tue, 2003-07-15 at 16:35, Philippe Troin wrote:
    > > Nicolas Turro <Nicolas.Turro@sophia.inria.fr> writes:
    > >
    > > > Hi, i posted a bug about amd hanging at boot time a few week ago,
    > > > does anybody has a fix for it ?
    > > > The bug is described here :
    > > >
    > > > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=90902
    > > >
    > > > it seems that several groups of users besides me encounter the same
    > > > bug....
    > > >
    > > > If not, i'll have to post-install a 2.4.18 kernel on all my new
    > > > RH9 boxes :-(
    > >
    > > Looks like YAFP (Yet Another Futex Problem).
    > >
    > > Have you tried running with LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 ?
    >
    > You are right, setting LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 (or
    > LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1) corrects the problem.
    > Do you have more info on this ´bug' ?

    As a rule of thumb, whenever a program deadlocks in a futex call,
    setting this variable to a < 2.5.x value might prevent the deadlock.
    Google around for the exact reason why.

    AFAIU, it's a RH 9.0 bug.

    Phil.
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