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Bug 99521 - mkinitrd fails when /tmp is a tempfs
mkinitrd fails when /tmp is a tempfs
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-07-21 11:23 EDT by James White
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 3.3.9-1
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Last Closed: 2003-07-21 13:19:03 EDT
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Description James White 2003-07-21 11:23:56 EDT
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 13:19:03 EDT
Fixed in at least 3.3.9-1 and later.
Comment 2 James White 2003-07-22 13:13:36 EDT
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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