Bug 43070 - losetup fails if /tmp is tmpfs
losetup fails if /tmp is tmpfs
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-31 09:46 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Description Need Real Name 2001-05-31 09:46:29 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.5-ac5 i686)

Description of problem:
mkinitrd runs losetup which fails over tmpfs. This is probably a bug in the
kernel. (I tested with 2.4.5-ac5)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount /tmp as tmpfs
2. run mkinitrd

Actual Results:  3. "all your loop devices are in use"

Additional info:

hacking the mktemp lines from /tmp to /var/tmp solved the problem for memk
Comment 1 Erik Troan 2002-01-16 15:36:28 EST
mkinitrd looks around for a non-tmpfs directory as of 3.3.1

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