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SubjectRe: Regression in squashfs mount option handling in v5.4
On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 10:56:47AM -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> [adding Cc-s]
>
> On 11/30/19 10:15 AM, Jeremi Piotrowski wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm working on an embedded project which uses 'rauc' as an updater. rauc mounts
> > a squashfs image using
> >
> > mount -t squashfs -o ro,loop,sizelimit=xxx squashfs.img /mnt
> >
> > On my system mount is busybox, and busybox does not know the sizelimit
> > parameter, so it simply passes it on to the mount syscall. The syscall
> > arguments end up being:
> >
> > mount("/dev/loop0", "dir", "squashfs", MS_RDONLY|MS_SILENT, "sizelimit=xxx")
> >
> > Until kernel 5.4 this worked, since 5.4 this returns EINVAL and dmesg contains
> > the line "squashfs: Unknown parameter 'sizelimit'". I believe this has to do
> > with the conversion of squashfs to the new mount api.
> >
> > This is an unfortunate regression, and it does not seem like this can be simply
> > reverted. What is the suggested course of action?
> >
> > Please cc me on replies, I'm not subscribed to the list.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jeremi
> >
>
>
> --
> ~Randy
> Reported-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>

Ping. This is preventing me from updating the kernel on my systems.

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