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SubjectRe: loop module and kerneld
Michiel Boland <> wrote:
> I am (or rather, was :) running 1.99.12 with modules and kerneld.
> Also configured the loop device as a module.
> However, when I ran losetup, it always returned 'No such device'.
> So, apparently, the loop module does not get autoloaded.
> Instead, I have to explicitly modprobe loop to get it working.

Make sure that "modprobe -c" shows an alias for the loop module.
Otherwise, add the following line to "/etc/conf.modules":

alias block-major-7 loop

I'm still trying to find the free time to make a new release of the module
support package. By then modprobe will hopefully have an even larger set
of pre-configured aliases, based on linux/Documentation/devices.

> A quick glance at loop.c shows that there apparently is no
> support for kerneld in there. Was this done on purpose?

Yes. The (generic) support is placed in "linux/fs/devices.c".


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