[arch-general] kernel 2.6.24 and rlocate can work together

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 15:15:45 EST 2008

2008/2/14, Attila <attila at invalid.invalid>:
> On Mittwoch, 13. Februar 2008 23:15 Roman Kyrylych wrote:
>  > Just wanted to inform users who don't keep an eye on a bugtracker,
>  > that I've patched rlocate to work with 2.6.24 kernel
> At first i want to thanks for your your work.
>  > So now:
>  > * configure doesn't fail due to capabilities not being modularized/disabled
>  > * rlocate module builds with non-modularized LSMs
>  >   (no reverting of the (in)famous commit needed)
>  > * modprobe rlocate doesn't fail, /dev/rlocate is created
>  > * /etc/rc.d/rlocate runs
> This works well too here with your files from aur and the arch kernel.
>  > I didn't manage how to make it update the db in real-time though,
>  > but maybe I was doing something wrong
>  > (I don't use any locate utility at all :-P)
> A test is very easy but i can understand you.-)
>  > So please test rlocate-0.5.6-3 to see if rlocated really does its job
>  > with .24 kernel.
> I take a test directory which includes some files and play a little around
>  with 'cp -r' and 'rm -r'. I boot several times to compare the behavior with
>  my other two kernel packages ( and which use the
>  2.6.24-LSM-revert-static.patch). It is even the same with the ARCH kernel
>  because it seems that the file /var/lib/rlocate/rlocate.db.diff never gets
>  updated. This is why i suggest to re-open bug #9564.


>  I hope this happens only to me because i can live with patching my own kernel
>  package and wait what the future will brings.

It happened to me too (which means I even did test it correctly, yay! :-P)
so I'll take a closer look, but cannot promise anything as I don't
have much idea where to look exactly.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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