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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: mount -o loop of ISO image lockup
I didn't want to mention the patch because I was investigating my load
hovering around 1.3 after mounting an image using the patch. I know I
mentioned it to someone else before but I sent out the email before I
noticed the load.

On Fri, 23 Feb 2001, William Stearns wrote:

> 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
> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/axboe/patches/2.4.2-pre4/
> 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?
> Cheers,
> - 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:
>
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>

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