Subject: kern/1394: trouble with linux compat open (?) call
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/21/1995 17:07:58
>Number:         1394
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       trouble with linux compat open (?) call
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people (Kernel Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Aug 21 11:20:01 1995
>Originator:     Thomas Eberhardt
CeVis, University of Bremen, Germany
>Release:        NetBSD-current 950821
System: NetBSD ed209 1.0A NetBSD 1.0A (ED209) #4: Mon Aug 21 16:10:21 MET DST 1995     thomas@ed209:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/ED209 i386

Machine: i386
	There seems to be some problem with the linux compat open syscall
	regarding nonexistant files (sorry for this very vague description).
	If I run the linux ldd (version 1.7.3) with an nonexistant file
	as an argument, it just hangs and consume endless cpu-time.

	Starting the linux SimCity demo also just hangs shortly after
	startup. I looked into this and found that it tries to open
	two files (/usr/local/tclX/7.3b/tclIndex &
	/usr/local/tkX/3.6b/tclIndex) that are nonexistant on my machine.
	If I create two dummy files with this names the program starts
	up successfully. The SimCity demo used to startup without problems
	with the early versions of the linux compat code.