> 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
>  (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 also experience this problem (using a floppy disk image created by
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=floppy.img bs=1024, and then mount -o loop
floppy.img /mnt/floppy ) with a different version
of glibc (RedHat's 2.1.92-5 rpm) and binutils (binutils-184.108.40.206-1). Loop
is compiled into the kernel.
Once the mount command was executed, my load average shot up to a steady
1.0 on an idle system, and remained there until I rebooted. top
et. al. showed no cpu utilization by the frozen mount.
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