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    SubjectRe: loopback device + crypto = crash on 2.6.0-test7 ?
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    In article <6.0.0.22.2.20031111101721.01bde418@caffeine.cc.com.au>,
    Peter Lieverdink <linux@cafuego.net> wrote:
    |
    | At 09:41 11/11/2003, you wrote:
    | >In article <20031109131018.GA18342@deneb.enyo.de>,
    | >Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:
    | >| Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
    | >|
    | >| > losetup -e blowfish /dev/loop0 /file
    | >| > Password:
    | >| > mkfs -t ext3 /dev/loop0
    | >| > mount /dev/loop0 /mnt
    | >| > <error unknown fs type>
    | >| > <from here something was seriously broken... could not reboot anymore>
    | >|
    | >| I'm seeing something similar, but in my case, mke2fs already crashes.
    | >|
    | >| > system is:
    | >| > Linux no 2.6.0-test7 #8 Sun Oct 26 17:00:49 CET 2003 ppc GNU/Linux
    | >|
    | >| Mine ist -test9 on x86.
    | >|
    | >| Have you found a solution in the meantime?
    | >
    | >I have been using aes and not seeing this. I suppose it's unlikely that
    | >there could be an error in the kernel crypto, but I think I'll wait and
    | >try blowfish on a non-critical machine.
    |
    | My solution has been to not use cryptofs, it crashes with whatever
    | algorithm I choose :-(
    |
    | I agree that something is very broken, though. Mind you, I can only
    | replicate this problem on one of my machines - the other one I've tried it
    | on seems to work fine. Odder still, when I compile a kernel on the machine
    | which is fine and ruin said kernel on the machine which is not fine, I
    | don't experience the crash.

    Compiler version problem? In any case it sounds as if you have a
    solution for the moment.
    --
    bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
    CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
    Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.
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