Description of problem:
Loop mounts in /etc/fstab should be mounted automatically by
rc.sysinit. When "mount -a" is called, not all the /dev/loop* devices
that may be needed have been created yet. Once the mount causes the
loop module to load, udev creates the appropriate /dev/loop* nodes.
However, by the time this finishes, "mount -a" has already failed.
Calling "mount -a" a second time succeeds to mount all the loop mounts.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put some loop mounts in /etc/fstab
3. loop mounts won't mount. type "mount -a" to mount them.
Created attachment 110254 [details]
fstab with many loop mounts
This is a failure of mount w/loopback not coping with the udev model.
It's not something that can be fixed in initscripts.
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Problem still exists in FC6.
May I suggest that if the udev model cannot cope with loop, then loop be loaded
unconditionally or mount -a be called twice in rc.sysinit?
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