Re: Strange /dev/loop behavior

Pavel Machek (
Sat, 15 Sep 2001 12:57:16 +0200


> > Is there any known method of copying/compressing the loopback-mounted file-
> > system that always guarantees consistency after a sync, without requiring the
> > fs to be unmounted first?
> Try mounting the loop device synchronously (mount ... -o sync).

That should not be needed. All data should be on disk by time umount
succeeds. That's not currently the case, and that's a bug.

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