[CentOS] Re: [CentOS5beta] kernel crash due to a known bug

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 00:25:41 UTC 2007

On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 23:29:27 +0000, Karanbir Singh wrote:

> Akemi Yagi wrote:
>> After a successful installation of CentOS5 beta, I "successfully"
>> crashed the system twice already.  This is caused by a known bug in the
>> cifs kernel module.  The patch became available in January:
>> http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/sfrench/cifs-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=8e6f195af0e1f226e9b2e0256af8df46adb9d595
>> FC5 and FC6 are running the patched kernel but, unfortunately, RHEL5
>> will not. Steve Dickson of RedHat says:
>> "I will not be able to get these in the initial RHEL5 release, since
>> that is currently lock down... very tightly... so I will try to get them
>> in early in the 5.1 pool..."
>> I am wondering...if it is possible for the CentOS team to apply the
>> patch ahead of the upstream.  Or I would have to wait for CentOS5.1?  In
>> that case, I will need to compile the cifs module with the patched file.
> if you expect something to happen - open an issue report with max details
> at http://bugs.centos.org/ While the chances for including a patch like
> that in the distro kernel are absolutely zero, we do have some flexibility
> with the CentOSplus kernel(s).
> - KB

Thanks for the reply.  Just filed a report:



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