Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 165253
losetup missing option -a
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:11 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050719 Fedora/1.7.10-1.3.1
Description of problem:
Of course this is the old chicken/egg issue, or who is in charge. Attempting to use a script to mount crypted filesystems from a file as a loop device the script used a -a option to list current loop devices.
I took a peek at the Fedora source and see that the original losetup.c is only referred to in a completely rewritten source file. Well IMO if you are going to plagerize then copy it all.
I don't know who defines the standards or if there are any for such utitlies but one would think they would all pretty much function the same.
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Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: usage output
Expected Results: list of active loop devices
Implemented. The patch send to upstream developer.
Created attachment 118483 [details]
patch with "-a" option for losetup
No feedback from upstream yet. But I think we can add this nice feature to FC5.
Added to FC5.