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Re: [dm-devel] kpartx -l side effects



On 01/13/2012 04:42 PM, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> 
> 
> On Fri, 13 Jan 2012, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> 
>> On 01/12/2012 09:08 PM, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, 12 Jan 2012, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>>>
>>>> I was playing around with kpartx on 2.6.40.4-5.fc15.x86_64 and did:
>>>> kpartx -l /bin/ls
>>>> Now I get "text file busy" when trying to run ls.
>>>> How does one undo that?
>>>>
>>>> cheers,
>>>> Pádraig.
>>>
>>> Run losetup -a, you find that one of loopback devices is assigned to 
>>> /bin/ls (for example /dev/loop0). Then, run losetup -d /dev/loop0 to 
>>> remove that block device. Then, you can use /bin/ls again.
>>
>> Cool that works.
>> It's still a bug though right?
>> I.E. `kpartx -l` has side effects (only when it can't map partitions).
>>
>> cheers,
>> Pádraig.
> 
> It may be a bug. You can report it to kpartx developers.
> 
> Mikulas

Sorry, http://christophe.varoqui.free.fr/ pointed here.
I've copied Christophe directly.

thanks,
Pádraig.


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