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Bug 237659 - RFE: add -r option to losetup to create a read-only loop
RFE: add -r option to losetup to create a read-only loop
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karel Zak
Ben Levenson
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Depends On: 211749
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Reported: 2007-04-24 11:30 EDT by Daniel Berrange
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0561
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Last Closed: 2007-11-07 11:37:20 EST
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2007:0561 normal SHIPPED_LIVE util-linux bug fix update 2007-10-30 11:11:47 EDT

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Description Daniel Berrange 2007-04-24 11:30:59 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #211749 +++

Current losetup supports creating RO loops: the set_loop has an argument that
requests and returns the open mode, and the function also checks if the
filesystem the file resides on is mounted read-only.

But there is no way to specify the RO mode from the command line. The attached
patch adds a new -r option.

-- Additional comment from l_rocha@yahoo.com on 2006-10-21 15:09 EST --
Created an attachment (id=139067)
patch adding -r option to losetup

-- Additional comment from kzak@redhat.com on 2006-11-01 09:11 EST --
FC6 seems like better target for this feature. Thanks for your patch.
Comment 1 Daniel Berrange 2007-04-24 11:33:46 EDT
The -r  capability is needed by Xen to allow us to attach a read-only ISO image
from a read-write NFS share to a local loop device. Without the -r option,
losetup fails with -EACCESS. The -r flag is already supported in Fedora Core 6 /
Fedora 7 and thus we're using it in Fedora Xen block device hotplug scripts.
Comment 2 Karel Zak 2007-04-24 14:39:38 EDT
The patch is very small and not invasive.
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-06-05 16:29:54 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.  Since this
bugzilla is in a component that is not approved for the current
release, it has been closed with resolution deferred.  You may
reopen this bugzilla for consideration in the next release.
Comment 4 Daniel Riek 2007-06-05 16:51:43 EDT
Repopening and requesting Exception as this is a dependency for the Xen related
issue in bug 225166.
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2007-11-07 11:37:20 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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