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

Tue Mar 13 23:29:27 UTC 2007
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

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

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq