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Re: loop-related regression on Fedora 16

From: Brian C. Lane
Subject: Re: loop-related regression on Fedora 16
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 10:59:33 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 07:30:43PM +0100, Jim Meyering wrote:
> On Fedora 16 (3.1.5-6.fc16.x86_64), the two t8000*loop.sh tests have
> been failing for some time.  I've finally investigated and found it is
> due to this:

It may be related to commit 1eb0cc30 where loop_get_partition_range was
added. It reads from '/sys/module/loop/parameters/max_part' which on my
F15 system (kernel returns 0.

Partitioned loop devices certainly do work, so I think this is an error.
I also am not sure what will happen with systems where loop is not a

Brian C. Lane | Anaconda Team | IRC: bcl #anaconda | Port Orchard, WA (PST8PDT)

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