[Haskell-cafe] Re: Does readFile "/proc/mounts" hang for you?

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 08:39:06 EST 2009

David Fox wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 9:20 AM, David Fox <ddssff at gmail.com 
> <mailto:ddssff at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I posted a bug about this
>     (http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/2971) but its so odd I
>     had to ask here.  Using ghc 6.10.1, both readFile "/proc/mounts" and
>     Data.ByteString.Lazy.Char8.readFile "/proc/mounts" hang on an amd64
>     machine running Linux.  Also, Data.ByteString.readFile
>     "/proc/mounts" returns the empty string.  Is this behavior present
>     for others?  On i386?
> I can now confirm that this bug also affects the i386 architecture.

There was a more serious underlying bug, which is now fixed.  Thanks to 
those who reported and investigated it.


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