Re: IP aliases/klogd problem?

Keith Owens (
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 07:40:33 +1000

On Tue, 17 Jun 1997 18:18:55 +0300,
"Alexander L. Belikoff" <> wrote:
>I notice that from time to time klogd dies. The symptoms
>are the following (in the logs):
>Jun 15 14:54:19 morannon kernel: Cannot read proc file system: 9 - Bad file number.
>Jun 15 15:07:01 morannon last message repeated 25733 times

There is a buffer/stack overrun somewhere in klogd 1.3-3 which
overwrites variable kmsg (holds the fd for /proc/kmsg). Once that
happens, klogd loops with the above message. Only saw it once and was
too busy at the time to track down the real cause, rebooting fixed it.