Bug 99521 - mkinitrd fails when /tmp is a tempfs
Summary: mkinitrd fails when /tmp is a tempfs
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Version: 2.1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-07-21 15:23 UTC by James White
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: 3.3.9-1
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Last Closed: 2003-07-21 17:19:03 UTC
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Description James White 2003-07-21 15:23:56 UTC
Description of problem:

On a kernel upgrade, mkinitrd fails when /tmp is a tempfs leaving the system
without an initrd for the new kernel.  The error message given is: All loopback
devices are in use!

How reproducible:
Take a kernel upgrade with /tmp as a tempfs.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup /tmp as a tempfs.
2. Take a kernel upgrade or manually invoke mkinitrd.

Additional info:

Workaround -- change /tmp references to /var/tmp (not a tempfs) in the mkinitrd

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-07-21 17:19:03 UTC
Fixed in at least 3.3.9-1 and later.

Comment 2 James White 2003-07-22 17:13:36 UTC
On pulling updates via RHN up2date, mkinitrd at rev. 3.2.6-1 is  the latest
offered.  When will mkinitrd-3.3.9-1 be made available via up2date?  Also, where
might I obtain it in the interim?

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