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

From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo (
Date: Tue Feb 27 2001 - 19:46:14 EST

Em Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 06:25:08PM -0800, Amit D Chaudhary escreveu:
> 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

known bug, try 2.4.2-ac5 (ac6 seems to have some small problems,
Keith seems to have fixed with a patch some moments ago) some friends of
mine said 2.4.2-ac seems to make loop behave, haven't checked

- Arnaldo
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