Re: 2.4.2-pre2(&3) loopback fs hang

From: Ville Herva (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 08:34:52 EST

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

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...

-- v --
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Feb 15 2001 - 21:00:18 EST