Eric Sandeen wrote:
> "William L. Jones" wrote:
> > mkinitrd is hanging on a mkfs on the loop back device.
> > Has any one seen this problem.
> > I am runing linux-2.4-xfs-r1.0 build with kcc on a amd running Redhat 7.1.
> Was this installed from our RPMs, or did you patch a vanilla kernel
> yourself, or do a cvs checkout?
Sorry, I should complete that thought. :)
If you patched your own kernel, and especially if you did a cvs
checkout, the loop device is probably broken (it was broken in Linus'
tree at least through 2.4.2...)
The loop patches in
will *probably* apply cleanly for you if you have a vanilla 2.4.2 kernel
But if you're on Red Hat, I'd suggest using the kernel-source RPM we
packaged, as it has many other fixes, as well, thanks to Red Hat.
If you're already using our RPM, then I'm not sure what the solution
Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.