Bug 993637

Summary: mount should load loop driver when needed
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Bruno Wolff III <bruno>
Component: util-linuxAssignee: Karel Zak <kzak>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: bruno, jonathan, kzak, mluscon
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Last Closed: 2013-08-10 01:15:25 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Bruno Wolff III 2013-08-06 10:44:35 UTC
Description of problem:
Loop devices are no longer precreated. So that mounting using loop devices will fail unless you run modprobe loop first.

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Steps to Reproduce:

[root@bruno bruno]# mount -o loop Fedora-Live-XFCE-i686-19-1.iso /mnt
mount: /home/bruno/Fedora-Live-XFCE-i686-19-1.iso: failed to setup loop device: No such file or directory
[root@bruno bruno]# modprobe loop
[root@bruno bruno]# mount -o loop Fedora-Live-XFCE-i686-19-1.iso /mnt
[root@bruno bruno]#

Comment 1 Bruno Wolff III 2013-08-10 01:15:25 UTC
This is working again in rawhide. My guess is that there was a kernel issue as there had been a change affecting this that was made recently. I ay have seen it later than some people because there is a dracut issue affecting booting and I needed to revert dracut to boot with recent kernels.