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Re: e2fsck dies with signal 11

On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 12:30:23PM +0200, Keld J?rn Simonsen wrote:
> open("/proc/apm", O_RDONLY)             = 4
> read(4,  <unfinished ...>

This was caused by e2fsck trying to read from /proc/apm to see whether
or not your system was running on batteries or not.  /proc/apm exists
(or the open would have returned an error), but reading from it
apparently causes a kernel oops.  This is definitely a kernel bug, and
I suspect can be reproduced by the shell command "cat /proc/apm".

Recompiling the kernel with CONFIG_APM disabled is probably the most
expedient answer, since for most systems ACPI is more functional (and
in some cases, required).  Indeed, the APM code has been sufferring
progressive bitrot, which probably explains the kernel oops.  You
could try sending a complaint to LKML if you really need APM
functionality for your laptop, and for some reason ACPI is not
sufficent for your needs.


						- Ted

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