Re: LFS problems

From: Justin Hibbits (
Date: Mon Jan 20 2003 - 17:04:19 EST

On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 01:53:58PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> I seem to recall that there was some silly bug wherein rlimits are applied to
> blockdevs. The workaround was to run mkfs from a new root login shell,
> rather than from `su root'. Because in the latter case, root inherited
> filesize limits.

Yeah, I tried that and it didn't work. Then I did a google search for the
error, and found that I have to set root's limits to unlimited, because for
some reason or another, they got messed up. Now everything is working, I just
have to run 'unlimit filesize' whenever I want to format a partition or
anything. Not sure what messed it up, but this is fine for now ;p


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