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

From: Lee Revell
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 20:46:30 EST

On Sat, 2006-08-19 at 02:40 +0000, Frederik Deweerdt wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 19, 2006 at 02:30:37AM +0200, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> > 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.
> Not to mention we're dealing with a -mm kernel...

Ah, OK - the debian-glibc thread the OP referred to began:

"Starting with 2.6.18, the official kernels do not have the sysctl
syscall anymore ( or rather it has
been replaced by a dummy syscall that always fail and print a message
in the log, and thus the sysctl() function will not work anymore."

However the referenced link is about an -mm kernel.

Sorry for the noise.


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