Re: PROBLEM: mount -o loop of ISO image lockup

From: William Stearns (
Date: Fri Feb 23 2001 - 10:28:18 EST

Good morning, Mohammed, Fabrizio,

On Fri, 23 Feb 2001, Mohammad A. Haque wrote:

> Known problem.

        Then wouldn't it make sense to point Fabrizio at a known solution?
        Fabrizio: I'm going to guess that your problem might be the loop
lockups that have been part of late 2.3 and all 2.4. Jenbs Axboe has some
patches that seem to fix the problem; see
        The loop-6 patch there appears to apply to 2.4.2-ac1 and I
suspect will apply to 2.4.2 proper.
        Mohammed: is there another problem or fix of which I'm not aware?
        - Bill

> Fabrizio Ammollo wrote:
> >
> > [1.] mount -o loop of ISO image lockup
> > [2.] mount of an ISO image created with mkisofs and correctly read and
> > verified by isoread and isovrfy locks ; nothing is reported my mount, and it
> > is unkillable ; the line is reported by ps this way:

        "That vulnerability is completely theoretical." -- Microsoft
        L0pht, Making the theoretical practical since 1992.
(Courtesy of "Deliduka, Bennet" <>)
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