mke2fs hangs while running on /dev/loop0 - kernel version 2.4

From: Amit D Chaudhary (
Date: Tue Feb 27 2001 - 21:25:08 EST


I am hoping someone knows more about this case. I have a intel pc
running linux 2.4 and the last command below hangs and the statements as
they are printed. Even kill -9 does not get it to terminate.

#touch img.test
#dd if=/dev/zero of=img.test bs=1k count=2000
2000+0 records in
2000+0 records out
#losetup /dev/loop0 img.test

mke2fs 1.19, 13-Jul-2000 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=1024 (log=0)
Fragment size=1024 (log=0)
256 inodes, 2000 blocks
100 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=1
1 block group
8192 blocks per group, 8192 fragments per group
256 inodes per group

Writing inode tables: done


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