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Bug 6995 - rc.sysinit shouldn't try to use sysrq if it doesn't exist
Summary: rc.sysinit shouldn't try to use sysrq if it doesn't exist
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-11-14 15:21 UTC by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-11-15 16:52:47 UTC

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Description Jonathan Kamens 1999-11-14 15:21:04 UTC
The code that tries to turn off sysrq in rc.sysinit should read as follows:

# Turn off sysrq
if [ "$MAGIC_SYSRQ" = "no" -a -e /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq ]; then
        echo "0" > /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq

The addition of "-a /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq" ensures that the script won't
try to disable sysrq if it isn't compiled into the current kernel.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-15 16:52:59 UTC
already fixed in the errata release...

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