Preposterous errno values from kernel
kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Apr 22 14:29:58 PDT 2005
On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 06:34:39AM +1000, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-Apr-21 22:04:01 -0700, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >I'm getting this on a RELENG_5_4 sparc64 system (e4500):
> ># rm -rf *
> >/bin/rm: Unknown error: 7283.
> Cute. Does it affect anything other than /bin/rm? Is /bin/rm sane
> (not some random junk that's confusing the ELF loader)? Is this an
> SMP system (which might point to locking problems)?
I think I'm only seeing it in relation to rm, but I've done a make
world with a clean tree and had it persist. rm seems to work in other
situations (including some other errors). It is an SMP machine
(highly SMP; 12-CPU).
> If this seems consistent (other than the actual errno reported), the
> quickest solution would seem to be to use DDB (or kernel GDB) to
> follow the execution path from execve() until it goes off the rails.
I might have to try that.
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