Re: weird application breakage in 2.5.2-pre5

From: Jens Axboe (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 11:26:41 EST

On Thu, Jan 03 2002, Bob_Tracy wrote:
> The application is elm2.4.ME+.82 with PGP 6.5.8. Works fine under
> kernel version 2.4.17. Under 2.5.2-pre5, when I try to encrypt+sign
> a message to a particular recipient for which I have two matching keys
> on my pgp keyring, no matching pgp key is found. The *only* difference
> between "works" and "doesn't" is the kernel version.
> Cranked up the debug level on elm in an attempt to see what's happening,
> and at level 41, I notice that the parent (elm) isn't reading anything
> from the child (pgp -kv recipient_address). No error indication of any
> kind, so fork(), pipe(), execl(), fdopen(), and fgets() all seem to be
> happy.
> libc version is 2.2.3.
> Possible side-effect of bio changes?

very unlikely I would say, maybe it's an odd scheduler interaction?

Jens Axboe

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