Re: losetuping files in tmpfs fails?

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Sat Jan 05 2002 - 18:20:05 EST

Followup to: <20020105215147.GH136@pervalidus>
By author: =?iso-8859-1?B?RnLpZOlyaWMgTC4gVy4=?= Meunier <>
In newsgroup:
> On a side note, why do I need to use losetup -d after umount
> when /etc/mtab is a symlink to /proc/mounts ?
> mount or loop "feature" ?

/proc/mounts, unlike /etc/mtab, doesn't tell umount(8) that this was a
loopback created by mount(8) as opposed to a preexisting loopback
created by losetup(8).


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