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InsaneHamster
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2003 2:33 am    Post subject: Kernel 2.4.20-r5 bug ? Reply with quote

Hello, ive been using the gaming sources kernel for a long time now i decided to use 2.4.20-r5 gentoo-sources kernel and i found a couple things wrong, now i dont know if this is a bug or a internal problem. The first being that "xargs:enviorment is too large for exec" message appers after my modules are loaded, the second being a cant locate /dev/gpmctl--> ive never had these problems before on the old kernel and basically re did it using the same shit, has anyone had these problems before if so how were they fixed and what does the first one mean, with the gpm the mouse does work and all, and i tried mv /.../gpmctl to /dev/ and that didnt work and it wont let me copy it either ? weird

well thanks and im eagrly awaiting a responce
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2003 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have the exact same problem using the 2.5.69-mm7 kernel. however, i think the fault is due to the new baselayout packages, not the kernel. the error happens right after the line:

Code:

Cleaning /var/run... /var/lock...          [ok]


or something very similar to that. if anyone has an idea of how to remedy this problem, it would be greatly appreciated. it's more of a nuissance than anything. i also noticed that with the new package (presuming that baselayout is the culprit) that i had a 'circular dependency ifater in local and bootsplash' or something very similar to that while figuring out the boot dependencies for the scripts... that didn't happen before either.

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2003 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
"xargs:enviorment is too large for exec"

Code:
'circular dependency ifater in local and bootsplash

same two problem.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2003 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I'm dumb, but was that last post a solution because I'm having the same problem and, as ?

I just finished an install of a new system last night... however, I want to note that I used a 1.4 rc 3 CD but downloaded the 1.4 rc 4 tarball. Could this have something to do with it? Everything else seems to be running pretty kosher.

Code:
 * Cleaning /var/run... /var/lock...                        [ok]
xargs: environment is too large for exec


Right in the same spot patrickc is having the problem. Anyone know how to fix? (And maybe Ruba did explain it and I need someone to make it simpler for me, heh.)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a patch you can apply to take care of the xargs error message.

It's described in the third page of this thread on the 2.5.70 kernel.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't need to worry about using older versons of the install CDs as long as you wget the new stage* image and use that for the install.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed that thread in the newer kernel but I wasn't sure if it applied to this older one. But... seeing as it does I'll get to that.

What is the cause of that though? Is it certain hardware or a conflict with something else?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm having the exact same problem on gaming-sources 2.4.20. It's more of an annonyance, but has anyone come up with a solution for the init scripts circular dependcy warning? For the /dev/gpmdata errors, you can add this to /etc/devfsd.conf and it will go away.

Code:

LOOKUP gpmctl IGNORE
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In /etc/init.d/bootsplash, change
Code:
after local
to
Code:
use local

and in /etc/init.d/bootmisc change
Code:
( find /var/lock -type f -print0 | xargs -0 rm -f -- 1>&2 )
to
Code:
( find /var/lock -type f -exec rm -f {} 1>&2 \; )
and
Code:
if [ -x /sbin/rc-envupdate.sh
to
Code:
if [ -x /sbin/envupdate.sh ]

Refer to bug 21827, bug 21438, bug 21376 and bug 21419 for more details and make your contributions.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help....I was having the same problem but
can you tell me what causes this???
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Narada
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have added one more change to my previous post so please take a look at that and also the above mentioned bugs which will help explain more about the problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Narada wrote:
In /etc/init.d/bootsplash, change
Code:
after local
to
Code:
use local



I don't have bootsplash on my system, so that wasn't needed for me.

Narada wrote:
in /etc/init.d/bootmisc change
Code:
( find /var/lock -type f -print0 | xargs -0 rm -f -- 1>&2 )
to
Code:
( find /var/lock -type f -exec rm -f {} 1>&2 \; )
and
Code:
if [ -x /sbin/rc-envupdate.sh
to
Code:
if [ -x /sbin/envupdate.sh ]


The change above got rid of that pesky Xargs error message on bootup on my system. Thanks :)
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