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SubjectRe: decoded problem in 2.4.22-pre10
On  5 Aug 03 at 14:23, Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
> Hello Petr,
> at this time I can't provide you with details or exact reporting as the box has
> to be used for finding the 2.4.22-pre stability problem I see. And since the
> crashes take quite some time to occur I cannot reboot and check out what's the
> deal with the vmware modules.
> And frankly: I find the application quite ok but tainting the kernel with the
> closed source modules is really something to think about, especially since
> there should be easy ways to avoid that completely.

This is not true. VMware modules are open source, they are just non-GPL.

And no, it is impossible to avoid them. At least nobody I know knows how
to avoid them.

There is only known problem (fixed in that
SuSE backported epoll patches from 2.5.x to both 2.4.19 and 2.4.20, and
while this seriously changes poll_initwait semantic, it caused only
warning at compile time, but at runtime it was corrupting kernel
stack. But I do not see epoll patches in 2.4.22pre10, so it must
be something else.
Best regards,
Petr Vandrovec

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