Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 99521
mkinitrd fails when /tmp is a tempfs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:53 EST
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!
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.
Workaround -- change /tmp references to /var/tmp (not a tempfs) in the mkinitrd
Fixed in at least 3.3.9-1 and later.
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?