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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.22
On Wed, 27 Aug 2003, Jason Baron wrote:

> 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

Perhaps the buffer size was changed?? I'll look at the printks()
I think there are the same number as before.

> > (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.
> -Jason

Thanks, I'll check into it.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.22 on an i686 machine (794.73 BogoMips).
Note 96.31% of all statistics are fiction.

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