Re: 2.4.1-ac16 - Loopback device seems broken

From: Ville Herva (
Date: Sat Feb 17 2001 - 03:19:17 EST

On Sat, Feb 17, 2001 at 08:25:58AM -0000, you [Ole André Vadla Ravnås ] claimed:
> I don't know if this is broken in 2.4.1-ac17 and
> 2.4.2-pre4, but, what happens when mounting a filesystem
> using the loopback device is that the process 'dies' in some
> way and there's no way I can kill it.
> This is what I did:
> mount /test-ext2-image.img /mnt/testimage -o loop,rw -t ext2
> And after that there's no way I can get the process killed...

Known problem.
and take the latest loop-? patch from there. Let Jens Axboe know if it works
or if you still have problems. Particularry, if you can reliably reproduce
the problem you referred.
I hear the patch should get merged to 2.4.1ac soon.

> Please CC replies to this email-address:
> As I'm not currently subscribed to the linux kernel mailing-list. :-)

And, your address does not work. I'm kinda
puzzled about how you expect people to reply you. With smoke signals?
> Ole AndréFå deg en gratis webmail fra Hesbynett!

Uh, yeah.
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