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Bug 9531 - LOOP_SET_STATUS invalid argument
LOOP_SET_STATUS invalid argument
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Alexander Viro
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Reported: 2000-02-17 15:09 EST by David Lawrence
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-04 11:34:44 EDT
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Description Derek Tattersall 2000-02-17 15:09:17 EST
When attempting the example of using losetup from the man page, this
message occurs in response to the Init data.  The mke2fs then fails.
Comment 1 Phil Copeland 2001-06-04 11:34:39 EDT
Seems to be broken in all archs and current kernels

[root@dhcpd156 /root]# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
loop                   14016   0  (autoclean)

[root@dhcpd156 /root]# losetup -e des /dev/loop0 /file
Init (up to 16 hex digits): 
ioctl: LOOP_SET_STATUS: Invalid argument
[root@dhcpd156 /root]# 
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2001-06-05 05:30:21 EDT
-e des requires the crypto patch to the kernel, which we don't ship for
historical reasons. We might, if someone cares enough to put it on the
$nextversion featurelist.

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