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Old 02-24-2012, 06:15 PM
Sven Joachim
Default Bug#633423: Problem with autofs 64-bit kernel/32-bit userspace compatibility

reassign 633423 linux-2.6
retitle 633423 autofs4 interface is broken between x86 and x86_64
affects 633423 systemd

Short summary for readers new to the bug: boot hangs with i386 systemd
and an x86_64 kernel.

On 2011-10-15 21:51 +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:

> It seems that somebody who is both smarter and more pertinacious than
> myself has tried to use a 32-bit systemd under 64-bit kernel and
> experienced the hangs, see the thread starting at [1].
> Thomas Meyer proposed a patch in [2], but it was rejected, arguing that
> the incompatibility should be fixed in the kernel. Of course the autofs
> maintainer disagrees and wants workarounds in userspace, so we're stuck
> in a deadlock. :-/
> Unhappy,
> Sven
> 1. http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/systemd-devel/2011-September/003338.html
> 2. http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/systemd-devel/2011-September/003396.html

Thankfully this problem has now been communicated to Linus himself, and
he agreed that it should be fixed in the kernel. See the following long
threads on the LKML:


I will keep an eye on this bug and send an update when a fix appears in
Linus' tree that I can test.


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