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Bug#436964: Bug in 2.4 kernels with latest lvm2

reassign 436964 lvm2

On Sat, Aug 11, 2007 at 03:23:39PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 07:42:59PM -0400, Alex Deucher wrote:
> > On 8/9/07, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> > > Etch userspace packages are expected to be compatible with the 2.4 kernels
> > > in sarge.  In cases where they aren't this is a bug in etch, not in sarge;
> > > even if someone was inclined to do an ABI-changing, oldstable upload of the
> > > 2.4 kernel for a non-security bug, there's no guarantee at all that users
> > > will install that package before attempting an upgrade to etch, so the only
> > > reliable way to deal with the problem is on the etch side.

> The kernel misscalculates the necessary space. It is not possible to fix
> this from userspace as it doesn't return anything in this case.

The fix is to avoid depending on such historically broken interfaces when
running on legacy kernels.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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