Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 578109
kpartx doesn't release it's loop devices
Last modified: 2011-07-21 04:21:30 EDT
When viewing partition information from a file (such as a virtual machine raw image) kpartx uses a loop device. It should release this loop device afterwards, but it doesn't with RHEL5's release (kpartx-0.4.7-34.el5).
A patch went into upstream 0.4.8 that corrects this issue.
Author: Hannes Reinecke <email@example.com>
Date: Tue Oct 14 08:38:29 2008 +0200
kpartx -l does not remove it's loop device
Basesystem is just dependency metapackage, it has nothing to do with kpartx. It comes from device-mapper-multipath ... reassigning.
*** Bug 667086 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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