diskless/rm causing deadlock?

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Wed Apr 4 16:04:37 UTC 2007

On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 11:55:10AM +0300, Danny Braniss wrote:
> I stumbled on this in -current, but it's also true for 6.2.
> /(root) is mounted diskless, doing rm of a file in /, even as a lowly mortal
> will hang the network, and hence everything.
> on a 6.1 system, it works as expected.
> badwolf> rm /usr/ports
> rm: /usr/ports: Read-only file system
> i'll try to hunt this down, but some pointers where to start might be
> helpfull

Start with a tcpdump of network traffic.  CC mohans@ :)

I have seen something similar myself, but have not yet tracked it down.

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