Package name
Advisory ID
Affected versions
9.1 i586 , 9.1 i586

Problem description

A problem in devfsd as released with Mandrake Linux 9.1 allowed users to mount filesystems from rd raid disks, but prevented them from regenerating the LILO mbr. Devfsd provides compatibility links on the devfs filesystem for new device names, and for /dev/rd/* devices, it provided partition links and whole disk links. The latter were broken, but not the former. Because of this, mounting would work because the filesystem links were correct, but running lilo would fail because the disk links were broken. This new devfsd corrects the problem, however users will have to manually remove the broken links otherwise devfsd will "remember" the old, broken links. To do this, execute, as root: rm -rf /lib/dev-state/rd This update also fixes /dev/hd not appearing for root on the first login, and also a minilogd/initlog deadlock that sometimes appears during the bootstrap. The /dev/log entry is created by the log daemon, but devfsd may restore it on bootup making minilogd believe that the log daemon is up and running when in fact it is not. Updated initscripts packages also help with the minilogd/initlog deadlock issue.

Updated packages

9.1 i586

 4da9a69fcf7cd4540e39dcf8eb0703d5  ppc/9.1/RPMS/devfsd-1.3.25-27.1mdk.ppc.rpm
b21ee7f5f5b033563178e371176c8797  ppc/9.1/RPMS/initscripts-7.06-12.1mdk.ppc.rpm
f227d69f2493200d12ccee3d0738dae9  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/devfsd-1.3.25-27.1mdk.src.rpm
90f61964ae72b08870cb1bc530d87522  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/initscripts-7.06-12.1mdk.src.rpm

9.1 i586

 10aca835637aed13732625dd82270221  9.1/RPMS/devfsd-1.3.25-27.1mdk.i586.rpm
f5f446311413d3fca308514c5a1ad5f8  9.1/RPMS/initscripts-7.06-12.1mdk.i586.rpm
f227d69f2493200d12ccee3d0738dae9  9.1/SRPMS/devfsd-1.3.25-27.1mdk.src.rpm
90f61964ae72b08870cb1bc530d87522  9.1/SRPMS/initscripts-7.06-12.1mdk.src.rpm