Re: [WARNING -mm] 2.6.18-rc2-mm1 build kills /dev/null!?

From: Michael Tokarev
Date: Thu Jul 27 2006 - 10:17:08 EST

Andreas Mohr wrote:
> Hello all,
> for some reason a 2.6.18-rc2-mm1 build seems to kill my /dev/null device!
> A simple
> # make bzImage modules modules_install
> managed to reduce my
> crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 3 27. Jul 12:04 null
> into the charred remains equivalent of
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 27. Jul 12:02 null

Don't build as root.

While something's broke in kernel build scripts and probably
should be fixed, it's not a reason for anyone to get their
whole filesystem rm -rf'ed.

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