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    SubjectRe: pivot_root seems to be broken in 2.4.21-ac4 and 2.4.22-pre7
    Jason Baron wrote:
    > right. so the semantics of how file tables are shared has changed a bit. I
    > would think that for at least 'init', it'd be nice to preserve the
    > original behavior, for situations such as you described. Something like
    > the following would probably work, although i havent' tried the test
    > script.
    >
    > --- linux/kernel/fork.c.orig 2003-07-23 21:34:59.000000000 -0400
    > +++ linux/kernel/fork.c 2003-07-23 21:35:45.000000000 -0400
    > @@ -558,7 +558,7 @@ int unshare_files(void)
    >
    > /* This can race but the race causes us to copy when we don't
    > need to and drop the copy */
    > - if(atomic_read(&files->count) == 1)
    > + if(atomic_read(&files->count) == 1 || (current->pid == 1))
    > {
    > atomic_inc(&files->count);
    > return 0;

    Thanks for the hint ! I will try that in the evening. Any chance that
    this will be in 2.4.22 final ?

    best regards,
    Rene



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