Bug 519720 - /dev/loopX File exists errors when using dracut
/dev/loopX File exists errors when using dracut
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: udev (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-08-27 10:49 EDT by Evan McNabb
Modified: 2010-06-28 10:19 EDT (History)
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Description Evan McNabb 2009-08-27 10:49:16 EDT
Description of problem:

I see the following errors on boot when using a dracut created initrd. They are not printed on a default F11 install.

Starting udev: /bin/mknod: '/dev/loop0': File exists
/bin/mknod: '/dev/loop1': File exists
/bin/mknod: '/dev/loop2': File exists
/bin/mknod: '/dev/loop3': File exists
/bin/mknod: '/dev/loop4': File exists
/bin/mknod: '/dev/loop5': File exists
/bin/mknod: '/dev/loop6': File exists
/bin/mknod: '/dev/loop7': File exists

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How reproducible:
Every time

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Actual results:
Messages printed

Expected results:
No messages

Additional info:
Comment 1 Evan McNabb 2009-08-27 10:50:28 EDT
Let me know if you'd like more information about the system this occurred on.
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2009-08-27 10:52:14 EDT
should be fixed with rawhides version of udev
Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2010-03-17 07:56:31 EDT
should be fixed since udev-141-5.fc11
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 10:19:58 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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