Re: Request for stats: devfs and kmod errors

Richard Gooch (Richard.Gooch@atnf.CSIRO.AU)
Sat, 1 Aug 1998 00:33:46 +1000

Alan Cox writes:
> > 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)

Wow. Lovely fast response :-)

> > 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.

OK, thanks. I am happy to be able to ignore this. I'm curious, though:
what is bloody sending the signals in the first place? I've straced
modprobe and it's not sending any (like an alarm).



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