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* Red Hat AS 2.1 crash.
@ 2003-12-03  4:09 Eduardo E. Silva
  2003-12-03  4:37 ` Linus Torvalds
  2003-12-03  8:38 ` Arjan van de Ven
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Eduardo E. Silva @ 2003-12-03  4:09 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel

Hello, while mousing around we ran a command

find / -type f -exec grep pass {} \;

on a Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1 using kernel  2.4.9-e.12smp based rpm from
Red Hat. Well the machine panic when grep hit /proc/kmsg.

I ran the same command on a machine with a later kernel  2.4.9-e.30smp
withour panicing the machine. Although it hung up in the /proc/kmsg.

Has this been a confirmed bug ?



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Thanks,

Ed Silva
Silvex Consulting Inc.
esilva@silvex.com
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* Re: Red Hat AS 2.1 crash.
  2003-12-03  4:09 Red Hat AS 2.1 crash Eduardo E. Silva
@ 2003-12-03  4:37 ` Linus Torvalds
  2003-12-03  8:38 ` Arjan van de Ven
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Linus Torvalds @ 2003-12-03  4:37 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Eduardo E. Silva; +Cc: linux-kernel



On Tue, 2 Dec 2003, Eduardo E. Silva wrote:
>
> Hello, while mousing around we ran a command
>
> find / -type f -exec grep pass {} \;
>
> on a Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1 using kernel  2.4.9-e.12smp based rpm from
> Red Hat. Well the machine panic when grep hit /proc/kmsg.

That would be a bug. Although I suspect it's also a case of "don't do that
then" - you _really_ shouldn't indiscriminately touch files in /proc,
since they often have magical properties.

> I ran the same command on a machine with a later kernel  2.4.9-e.30smp
> withour panicing the machine. Although it hung up in the /proc/kmsg.
>
> Has this been a confirmed bug ?

The latter is not a bug, it's just an example of the magical properties of
/proc. Some files may _look_ like regular files, but you shouldn't depend
on it.

		Linus

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* Re: Red Hat AS 2.1 crash.
  2003-12-03  4:09 Red Hat AS 2.1 crash Eduardo E. Silva
  2003-12-03  4:37 ` Linus Torvalds
@ 2003-12-03  8:38 ` Arjan van de Ven
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Arjan van de Ven @ 2003-12-03  8:38 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Eduardo E. Silva; +Cc: linux-kernel

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On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 05:09, Eduardo E. Silva wrote:
> Hello, while mousing around we ran a command
> 
> find / -type f -exec grep pass {} \;
> 
> on a Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1 using kernel  2.4.9-e.12smp based rpm from
> Red Hat. Well the machine panic when grep hit /proc/kmsg.

sounds like you're better off filing a bug with us (Red Hat) than on
lkml ... see http://bugzilla.redhat.com 

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