Re: SEVERE Problems in 2.5.12 at uid0 access

From: Bob_Tracy (
Date: Wed May 01 2002 - 13:04:11 EST

Pierre Rousselet wrote:
> Bob_Tracy wrote:
> > Confirmed on a 2.5.11 system as well. Talk about your basic heart
> > attack! I'd just installed Postfix and found that I couldn't access
> > any of the directories under /var/spool/postfix. Fortunately (?),
> > I've got older kernels to fall back on, and that's one of the hazards
> > of running on the bleeding edge I reckon.
> >
> > Oh yeah... ext2 filesystem. I think this bug is at least mostly
> > independent of the filesystem type.
> The same here with 2.5.12 and ext2, have you run fsck on this fs ?

Yes, it's clean. Changing the owner of the inaccessible directory to
root allows you to "cd" into it and everything seems normal.
Alternatively, you can simply boot up on an older kernel and that takes
care of the problem too.

Bob Tracy                   WTO + WIPO = DMCA?
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