1.2.9 unstable ? (was [OpenAFS] inaccessibble volume - please help)

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
07 Jun 2003 10:01:42 -0400

Derrick J Brashear <shadow@dementia.org> writes:

> On Fri, 6 Jun 2003, Derek Atkins wrote:
> > Be careful which kernel you're testing on...  I would recommend
> > you test against a variety of problem.  About this time last year
> > I was working with Gerry on this exact same issue and noticed that
> > the signal behavior was different on a few different Linux kernels.
> > Finding something that works on ALL of them was problematic (and clearly
> > we didn't get all the corner cases handled).
> Effectively we added flush_signals() in a case where we don't care about
> any pending signals we had. Suggest a way this might be harmful?

I can't imagine a way (offhand) that this might be harmful, however
that doesn't mean that some kernels are just sufficiently different
to not fix the problem.   YMMV.  I'm just suggesting caution.

       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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