cvs commit: src/sys/kern vfs_subr.c src/sys/fs/devfs devfs_vnops.c

Mike Silbersack silby at
Thu Nov 10 06:41:46 GMT 2005

On Wed, 9 Nov 2005, Doug White wrote:

> dwhite      2005-11-09 22:03:50 UTC
>  FreeBSD src repository
>  Modified files:
>    sys/kern             vfs_subr.c
>    sys/fs/devfs         devfs_vnops.c
>  Log:
>  This is a workaround for a complicated issue involving VFS cookies and devfs.
>  The PR and patch have the details. The ultimate fix requires architectural
>  changes and clarifications to the VFS API, but this will prevent the system
>  from panicking when someone does "ls /dev" while running in a shell under the
>  linuxulator.
>  This issue affects HEAD and RELENG_6 only.

Oh, I wonder if this is why vmware3 on releng_6 panic'd my machine.  I was 
in X, didn't get a backtrace, and assumed that something inside the vmware 
module was no longer functional.  I shall have to test.

Mike "Silby" Silbersack

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