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SubjectRe: bug in 2.6.0test2
Steve Lord [Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 06:43:17AM -0500]:
> On Mon, 2003-07-28 at 17:26, Nico Schottelius wrote:
> > Steve Lord [Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 03:47:30PM -0500]:
> > >
> > > Something else went wrong before you crashed:
> > >
> > > bio too big device loop0 (2 > 0)
> > >
> > > This means you cannot use any bio larger than zero to this device,
> >
> > assume i didn't understand very much you told me..what is a bio?
> > how do I use it? and why is it too big here?
>
> It looks like the loop device may not be correctly initialized yet,
> no I/O is possible to it yet.

...we tried and experiement some more, here the results:
- first we had old modutils (now: module-init-tools 0.9.13pre)
- all modules are able to load now (loaded: aes,loop,cryptoloop)
- losetup -e aes /dev/hda1 /dev/loop0
--> ioctl: LOOP_SET_FD: invalid argument
- mount /dev/hda1 / -o loop,encryption=aes
--> asks for pass, but doesn't unencrypt it
--> it fails to mount the xfs filesystem below
--> "mount: you must specify fs type..."

the filesystem on hda1 is encrypted with a 128 bit key / aes.

> > > which is probably why ext2 said this, since it caught the error when
> > > building the bio.
> >
> > ext2? I am wondering..afai understood that, the root wasn't even
> > decrypted, how can the kernel try to ext2-mount it?

oh..btw, the ramdisk is ext2..

> > > EXT2-fs: unable to read superblock
> > >
> > > XFS didn't catch the error building the bio and submitted it, at
> > > which point the I/O tripped the BUG. I can fix this part, but
> > > the original problem is something I know nothing about.
> >
> > ..or better why does it start mounting/before decrypt?
> >
>
> I have never used a crypto loop device, so I cannot what is really
> going on. Some initialization step may be missing in the loop device
> which means it is not usable,

looks like the losetup is the problem...

> the mount it happening because the
> kernel was told to mount it. If you are not specifying a filesystem
> type, then possibly what is happening is it is attempting to open
> the device as different filesystems, these all fail, until xfs
> which does not detect the underlying error on the loop device,
> and issues the IO which causes the BUG.

..which you are gonna fix ? :)

> So, we caused the crash, but you were on your way to one anyway,
> eventually it would have failed to find a root device and given
> up that way.

hopefully we'll get it soon..
my co-worker has to switch between 2.4 and 2.6 daily now..

Nico

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