Re: 2.4.1 segfault when doing "ls /dev/"

From: Pierre Rousselet (
Date: Sun Feb 04 2001 - 10:57:02 EST

Pierfrancesco Caci wrote:

> I can't see how this can affect performance/funtionality of
> devfsd. Can you try to stop the daemon and restart it to see if
> continues to work as before ?

/dev is mounted at boot time by the kernel (CONFIG_DEVFS_MOUNT=y).
The system boots and runs without devfsd. You just can't start any
process calling for non-existing device under /dev and not created
by devfsd. For instance pppd or mc won't start by lack of pseudo-tty
esd needs /dev/dsp ...

i was thinking the trouble may come from some programme launched by
your boot scripts before devfsd is running.

is your version of fileutils > 4.0.28 (ls --version) ?

 Pierre Rousselet <>
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