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SubjectRe: Loop stuck in -D state
On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > Are you saying that the initrd is broken again as well? (having
> > trouble understanding the problem.. don't see why you need the
> > loop device or rather how its being busted is connected to your
> > [interpolation] difficulty in creating a new initrd)
> >
> > -EAGAIN ;-)
> >
> The initial RAM disk image is created using the loop device. You
> can create a RAM disk image for initrd by using the ram device.
> However, that doesn't work once the system has been booted off
> it (try it, be ready for a complete hang).

That's news to me. My test images were created without using the
loop device, and my box boots just fine.


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