On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 03:46:56PM -0600, Scott Bennett wrote: > On Tue, 12 Feb 2008 16:01:26 +0100 Roland Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: > >On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 08:02:49AM -0600, Scott Bennett wrote: > >> I just set up a GELI partition for the first time a while ago (not > >> counting the swap partition). After initializing the GELI device file, > >> filling it from /dev/random, running newfs, and copying over a couple of > >> directory trees from another file system, I tried running a C-shell script > >> in one of the bottom-level directories. The script works fine in its > >> original location, but after cd'ing to the new location and running it, > >> the system immediately reboots. Because this leaves most/all of the file > >> systems marked dirty, fsck has to run on startup. (I ran fsck by hand on > >> the GELI partition.) > >> It does it every time, so it is certainly repeatable. Is this a > >> known problem? Or is there some feature of GELI-encrypted file systems > >> that is expected to have problems running scripts?=20 > > > >My /home is a GELI encrypted partition. I've never had problems running > >scripts from it, although my scripts are usually sh, not csh. > > > >What does the script do? Are you running it as root? > > > The script displays a bunch of pictures as separate xv(1) windows. No, > I was running it under my own userid. It is quite simple: > > % cat show > #! /bin/csh > set delay=2 > set pixlist=(09 08 07 05 04 03 02 01) > foreach i ($pixlist) > (nice xv $i.jpg &) > sleep $delay > end > > The delay is simply to ensure the windows get opened in the sequence that > I want them opened. The photos are in the same directory, and I run it by > typing "./show" in the directory. If I type, for example, "xv 01.jpg&", it > works fine in either the old location or in the GELI partition. If I type > "./show" in the copy of the directory that is in the GELI partition, FreeBSD > reboots immediately.
I've run your script on a batch of photos on a GELI encrypted partition without problems. This is on FreeBSD 7.0-PRERELEASE amd64 I would look at the X server. Since it runs as root and has access to /dev/mem and /dev/io an X bug could potentially screw things up quite nicely. I'm running xorg-server-1.4_4,1. If you have it installed, try display(1) from the ImageMagick suite instead of xv. See if it makes any difference. I presume you've checked for the obvious things such as out of memory or filesystem full? > Maybe I should try GBDE instead of GELI. I chose GELI for the > partition in question mainly because I was already using it for the swap > partition, but maybe it's still a little too green to be reliable yet. I've used it on my /home for years without trouble. From what I've read, GELI is supposed to be more secure. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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