Re: reproduceable GPF in 2.0.23 with Quota when unmounting /proc

Chris Evans (
Sat, 26 Oct 1996 15:50:34 +0100 (BST)

On Sat, 26 Oct 1996, Mark Levitt wrote:

> I'm a little confused about this whole issue. Is there any legitimate
> situation where unmounting /proc would be useful?

1) Is there any legitimate situation where we WANT the kernel to OOPS on
a VALID command?

2) The bug appears quota/mount related, it would not surprise me if the
same bug can bite people in situations other than umount /proc.

> Obviously, you can't unmount it unless your root, and root can always do
> lots of things that would cause an oops or downright crash the machine.

We've been through this plenty of times recently. Please re-read recent
posts on the topic.