Re: Request for stats: devfs and kmod errors

Alan Cox (
Fri, 31 Jul 1998 15:28:25 +0100 (BST)

> Hi, all. I've had at least two reports of errors like:
> kmod: waitpid(%d,NULL,0) failed, returning = -512.

Known bug. Fix has been in the ac patches for ages. I hadn't realised
Linus was short it. (diff mailed to Linus)

> when using 2.1.11x kernels with my devfs patch (and apparently the
> errors go away when devfs is not used). Something I'm trying to

Its not devfs. request_module() forgets to block signals.


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