Subject: Re: port-i386/474: Kernel crashing on wrong access to mfs mounted /tmp
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/16/1994 22:34:11
There seems to be a problem in the mfs-layer which causes
a panic when for example pine messes with an mfs-mounted /tmp
and one then tries to create a file in /tmp.
I wasn't able to reproduce this. However...
While running pine will create a file on /tmp of about
4 GB in size (according to ls -l /tmp) this takes less
than a second and nothing seems to really be written.
This sounds like a symptom of an incorrect lseek() or ftruncate()
It's not clear to me why it would cause a crash.