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

From: Amit D Chaudhary (
Date: Wed Feb 28 2001 - 16:09:18 EST

Hi Arnaldo,

Thanks every much for the pointer. Yes, with 2.4.2-ac5 the problem is gone.
Also, there was another similar problem with lilo stalling that is gone too.


Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:

> 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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