Bug#504678: add -r to make resulting devices read/only

Wakko Warner wakko at animx.eu.org
Thu Nov 6 02:44:35 UTC 2008

Package: kpartx
Version: 0.4.8-13
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch

I'd like to have the ability to create targets in which are read-only to
keep from accidentally modifying the newly created device.  In some cases,
mounting with -o ro still modifies the device (in the case of ext3
filesystems).  I created a small patch that will do this.  I have tested it
only to the point that using -a with or without -r produces the desired

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages kpartx depends on:
ii  dmsetup                      2:1.02.27-4 The Linux Kernel Device Mapper use
ii  libc6                        2.7-5       GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdevmapper1.02.1           2:1.02.27-4 The Linux Kernel Device Mapper use

kpartx recommends no packages.

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