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Re: reproducible crash when building sysutils/net-snmp

On Fri, 11 Jan 2008 03:59:30 -0600
Michael Graff <> wrote:

> On Thursday 10 January 2008 20:53:00 Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > I was able to rebuilt most of my other packages without any trouble;
> > however, the system also crashed while I was deleting all of my
> > packages prior to doing the rebuild.
> I have a problem on my dual AMD32-bit machine related to deleting
> files on disk.  I don't know if it is a driver issue or related to
> the locking changes recently, but it only started then and a 4.99.45
> kernel built on Dec 28 works fine.
> Basically, the rm process locks up when I rm -rf a large directory.
> In this case, the object directory from the build, which I clean up
> just prior to starting a new build.
Mine is weird.  I was able to build openoffice2 from source, install
it, and delete the work directory tree, with no problems.  But I can't
build net-snmp.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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