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Date:	Fri, 27 Jan 2012 21:57:27 -0600
From:	Eric Sandeen <>
To:	"Richard W.M. Jones" <>
Subject: Re: New warning: Unable to get device geometry for [filename]

On 1/27/12 4:53 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> I've just noticed that with the latest e2fsprogs, kernel 3.3.0 and
> blkid (util-linux 2.20.1), I see this spurious warning when using
> mke2fs on a file:
>   $ truncate -s 4G test1.img
>   $ mke2fs -t ext2 -q -F test1.img 
>   warning: Unable to get device geometry for test1.img
> Oddly this *doesn't* happen except on the very bleeding edge latest
> versions of everything.  I've not (yet) worked out exactly what
> component has to be upgraded to see it ...

Taking a quick look, I don't _think_ anything above blkid changed
in e2fsprogs lately, but keep us posted.

Does mkfs.xfs do any differently?

> Rich.

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