2.0.34p15 bugs? (probably 2.1 too)

Chris Evans (chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk)
Fri, 22 May 1998 22:54:40 +0100 (BST)


I just came across a bit of a clanger. We had a file system mounted
"nosuid", so of course users were getting "operation not permitted" trying
to run an suid binary. No trouble I thought and did a

mount -o remount,suid

/proc/mounts showed this change as acknowledged.

Alas trying to exec an suid program on the filesystem continued to fail in
the same way until a full umount/mount of the filesystem in question was
performed. Sigh.

Also, we _always_ seem to get oopses when after a few days uptime I stop
the networking, rmmod 3c59x then insmod and start the networking. Latest
single oops available upon request.

2.0.34p15 didn't solve the Vortex network card troubles. I can't remember
the version that used to be stable for us. As far as I remember, it wasn't
v0.46C but v0.40, v0.44 or something like that. Alternatively that hacked
up v0.31 I made ages ago seemed to do the trick.

It's all moot now, we ditched our Vortex card for a nice hopefully
hardware-bug-free Boomerang we got for free. Yum yum.


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