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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.22

On Tue, 26 Aug 2003, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> I configured, built and booted Linux-2.4.22. There are
> some problems.
> (1) `dmesg` fails to read the first part of the buffered
> kernel log. I have attached two files, dmesg-20 (normal)

sounds like the log buffer wrapped around from a lot of printks

> (3) When umounting the root file-system, the machine usually
> hangs. The result is a long `fsck` on the next boot. The problem
> seems to be that sendmail doesn't get killed during the `init 0`
> sequence. It remains with a file open and the root file-system isn't
> unmounted. A temporary work-round is to `ifconfig eth0 down` before
> starting shutdown. Otherwise, sendmail remains stuck in the 'D' state.

this is likely the unshare_files change, which has been mentioned in
several threads as causing similar type issues...i posted a patch that
solves the issue, and Alan included a patch in his -ac series, which
also addresses this issue.


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