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SubjectRe: 2.4.2-pre2(&3) loopback fs hang
On Mon, 12 Feb 2001, Ville Herva wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 01:54:46AM -0800, you [Colonel] claimed:
> >
> > >mount -o loop=/dev/loop1 net.i /var/mnt/image/
> >
> > ends up in an uninterruptable sleep state (system cannot umount /
> > during shutdown).
> >
> > How do I track this down?
>
> This is becoming a FAQ.
>
> Go to
>
> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/axboe/patches
>
> and get the newest Jens Axboe's loopback fs patch (seems to be
> 2.4.1-pre10/loop-3.bz2 atm, though I thought Jens was going to release
> loop-4 sortly.)
>
> See if the problem goes away with it.
>
> I'm not sure if Alan has any plans to merge this to ac-series. It would
> appear a worthy candidate...

2.4.2-pre1/loop-4.bz2 is the newest one, but I think I saw that there's
still a bug in it which can hang the kernel.
I think he said that he was going to release loop-5 soon.

/Martin

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