[Fwd: Serious problem with mount(8)]

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at des.no
Tue May 22 20:06:02 UTC 2007

Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> I really don't know why I didn't notice this before, but when mount was
> converted to use the pidfile(3) API three months ago, the behavior of
> mount(8) changed with regard to restarting mountd.  A pidfile client
> cannot use pidfile_open(3) as this will truncate the pidfile.  The
> result is that mount reads in a PID of 0, and when it tries to send a
> SIGHUP to this PID, it kills itself.  Consequently, this is breaking the
> ports Tinderbox.
> I suppose we could revert to the previous behavior, but use flopen() to
> test if the file is actually locked.  Maybe something like this:
> http://www.marcuscom.com/downloads/mount.c.diff

Better yet, extend the pidfile API with a function which reads the
contents of a PID file and also checks whether it's locked.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no

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