[Bug 608400] [NEW] losetup: no warning on multiple associations with the same file
608400 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Jul 21 18:43:56 UTC 2010
Public bug reported:
Binary package hint: util-linux
losetup sees no problem creating multiple association for a single
source device, i.e. /tmp/file1 -> /dev/loop0 and /tmp/file1 ->
/dev/loop1. I understand, this is the desired behaviour as you might
want to map one part of a file to loop0 and another to loop1. This works
badly in the ubuntu case, however: Adding an association with losetup
creates a udev-event which is propagated and causes nautilus to offer
you to mount the newly detected device. Now, if you accidently associate
a source file to two loop devices (i.e. by typing "losetup -f
sourcefile" twice) and accidently mount both of them (i.e. out of
curiosity what the second device is) you may very well loose your data.
1) Ubuntu Release:
Description: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
2) Package Version:
3) Expected Behaviour:
When creating an association for a source file which is already in use, losetup should warn the user. I.e. ask the user to repeat the command with a "--force" flag.
4) Current Behaviour:
No warning whatsoever is produced while creating multiple associations for a single source file.
** Affects: util-linux (Ubuntu)
losetup: no warning on multiple associations with the same file
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