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

Gordon Bergling gbergling at
Thu Nov 10 13:04:36 GMT 2005


* Thus spake Doug White (dwhite at
> 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.
>   PR:             88249
>   Submitted by:   "Devon H. O'Dell" <dodell at>
>   MFC after:      3 days
>   Revision  Changes    Path
>   1.128     +24 -0     src/sys/fs/devfs/devfs_vnops.c
>   1.652     +4 -0      src/sys/kern/vfs_subr.c

Could this be MFC'ed to RELENG_6_0, too? I think its also a security
risk on shell servers, where linux emulation is installed and the server
runs 6.0-RELEASE.

best regards,


Gordon Bergling <GBergling at>
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