[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#494001: Bug#494001: `mount -o loop' runs out of loop devices

Dmitry Maksyoma ledestin at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 02:29:06 UTC 2009

On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 09:39:17AM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > Just to let you know: when /etc/mtab is a symlink to /proc/mounts, loop
> > devices aren't freed by umount and the system may run out of loop devices
> > (which makes things worse than they were with old-style mtab). Apparently,
> > it's not a bug, as it's documented in mount(8):
> If mount is still doing that (which I doubt), it needs to be fixed.  The
> information it needs to free loop devices is part of /proc/mounts
> nowadays...
> Time to file a bug on mount(8).

Mount bug: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=531371

/Dmitry <ledestin at gmail.com>

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