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SubjectRe: crypto-loop + highmen -> random crashes in -test11
Soeren Sonnenburg <> wrote:
> Hi.
> I get random crashes/corruption/ init kills when I use cryptoloop on
> this highmem enabled ppc machine.

People have reported cryptoloop+highmem crashes on ia32 as well. I'm not
sure if that was with -mm though.

> Applying the loop-* patches at
> seem to fix this problem (at least I did not get any crash due to
> cryptoloop in the last 2 days)
> Steps to reproduce:
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/file bs=1M count=100
> losetup -e blowfish /dev/loop0 /file
> Password:
> mkfs -t ext3 /dev/loop0
> mount /dev/loop0 /mnt
> cd /mnt
> dd if=/dev/zero of=bla
> gives you nice unpredictable crashes.

Nice, but I don't know why those patches fixed it. hrm.

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