Re: 2.4.4 fork.c changes cause linuxconf to fail

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Sun Apr 29 2001 - 10:40:33 EST

Michael Pakovic wrote:
> The changes to kernel/fork.c from 2.4.4-pre1 to 2.4.4-pre3 (and in
> 2.4.4) cause the RedHat 6.2 linuxconf utility to fail with the message
> "broken pipe". The linuxconf utility will run the first time, but all
> subsequent runs give the "broken pipe" error. The error message is
> generated as a result of a fflush command in linuxconf. I can provide
> more information upon request.

This patch is definitely breaking things, but AFAIK the fork.c change
only breaks buggy applications... Adam would you say that assertion is

Looking at the fork info in SuS v2[1], it doesn't seem to imply any
execution order...


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