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    Subject"mount -o loop" lockup issue
    On Linux 2.4.2, running a "mount -o loop" on a file properly created with
    "dd if=/dev/zero of=/path/to/my/file.img count=1024" seems to decide to
    freeze up my shell (not my system). An strace showed the lockup happening at
    the actual system "mount()" call, which never returns.

    Since mount() is in glibc, it might be relevant to note that I'm running
    Mandrake's glibc 2.1.3-16mdk. I compiled the kernel with a gcc of 2.95.3
    [1991030] (although oddly enough this binary seems to have come with the
    gcc-2.95.2 RPM and installed itself as /usr/bin/gcc-2.95.2) and binutils

    I'm very sorry to post to this list, but several people independantly told
    me that there was a loopback mountpoint deadlocking issue with 2.4.2 and
    that I should check here. Of course, this could be a completely retarded
    system configuration issue, in which case please shut me up and I'll go away
    quietly. But if it is an issue with a known resolution I'd love to hear it -
    I wasn't able to find resolution on the web or with several rather
    knowledgeable people.

    -david weekly []

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