Re: 2.6.18-rc4-mm1 + hotfix -- Many processes use the sysctl system call

From: Gabor Gombas
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 20:28:19 EST

On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 12:23:54PM -0400, Lee Revell wrote:

> "fixed"? Why is sysctl being removed in the middle of a stable kernel
> series?!?

IMHO the stable series is 2.6.x.y nowadays. 2.6.z (without a fourth
number) is more or less what used to be 2.<odd> previously.

> I thought the new golden rule was "don't break userspace"?

AFAIK nothing is broken, but the messages are annoying. Especially since
99.9% of the time they're caused not by the applications but by glibc.
So the message should be heavily rate limited at least, if that's not
already done.


MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
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