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Date:	Sun, 19 Feb 2012 14:42:33 +0100
From:	Thomas Meyer <thomas@...3r.de>
To:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Linux 3.3-rc4


Am 19.02.2012 um 01:27 schrieb Linus Torvalds:

> 
> The workaround is either to just compile a 64-bit kernel (hey, you can
> leave your 32-bit userland alone if you are so emotionally attached to
> last century) or upgrade to 3.3-rc4.
> 

Theoretically yes, practically (at least with Fedora 15/16) no. I did hit these two bugs:

1.) autofs4 interface is broken between x86 and x86_64. as systemd uses autofs, this bug hangs the boot process as e.g. binfmt is mounted via autofs. see also http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/systemd-devel/2011-September/003396.html
- autofs4 maintainer says that this minor kernel bug could be circumvented in user land.
- systemd developers says that this kernel bug should get fixed in the kernel

2.) while debugging above issue: I did find an minor bug in sys_poll() - nobody did take care of my proposed patch: https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/9/24/35

with kind regards
thomas

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