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Bug 159878 - /sbin/fsck.ext3 doesn't close fd for unrecognized device files
Summary: /sbin/fsck.ext3 doesn't close fd for unrecognized device files
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: e2fsprogs
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
Blocks: 156322
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Reported: 2005-06-08 19:36 UTC by David Milburn
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:10 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-630
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-10-05 15:43:29 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch to close fd when probing unrecognized devices (deleted)
2005-06-08 19:37 UTC, David Milburn
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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2005:630 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE e2fsprogs bug fix update 2005-10-05 04:00:00 UTC

Description David Milburn 2005-06-08 19:36:16 UTC
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Description of problem:
When probing device files, the fsck command doesn't close the fd for
those devices not recognized.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. creating about 1024 partitions which are not formarted.
2. adding labeled partition into /etc/fstab like follows:
   LABEL=dummy /hoge ext3 defaults,noauto 0 0
   (NOTE: the partition labeled "dummy" does not exist.)
3. execute fsck
   (power off a system forcely, and reboot it)

Actual Results:  rc.sysinit scripts shows:

Checking root filesystem
[/sbin/fsck.ext3 (1) --/] fsck.ext3 -a /dev/sda2
/: Error determining size of the physical device: Too many open files

Expected Results:  The system boot with no errors.

Additional info:

Attaching patch to fix problem

Comment 1 David Milburn 2005-06-08 19:37:47 UTC
Created attachment 115237 [details]
Patch to close fd when probing unrecognized devices

Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 15:43:29 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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