Comment 18 for bug 1447600

Uwe Geuder (ubuntulp-ugeuder) wrote :

I wrote:

Obviously the installer cannot do very much if mkfs.ext4 never completes.

And I intended to write:

So the bug must be in e2fsprogs (or even in the kernel)

However, thinking one more time I don't think either of those statements is necessarily true.
The output of mkfs is somehow redirected to the installer GUI (ncurses in my case).
So I guess this redirection could cause a deadlock, such that mkfs waits forever
to write some output to the installer.