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Bug 147906 - Need to mount more that 8 iso images on Production server
Need to mount more that 8 iso images on Production server
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: module-init-tools (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2005-02-12 09:38 EST by Stephen Lockley
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-14 13:44:33 EST
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Description Stephen Lockley 2005-02-12 09:38:49 EST
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Description of problem:
I need to mount more that 8 iso images on a production server so that
people on the LAN can use them.

The error message is mount: could not find any free loop device

dmesg | grep loop

loop: loaded (max 8 devices)

modinfo loop
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.10-1.741_FC3/kernel/drivers/block/loop.ko
parm:           max_loop:Maximum number of loop devices (1-256)
license:        GPL
alias:          block-major-7-*
vermagic:       2.6.10-1.741_FC3 686 REGPARM 4KSTACKS gcc-3.4
srcversion:     C7DA7AB66C05B09B2C38ECF

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount more that 8 iso images

Actual Results:  mount: could not find any free loop device

Expected Results:  Able to mount iso images

Additional info:

uname -r

If not fixed in fc3 will it be fixed in fc4
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2005-02-13 07:26:37 EST
Works for me by changing the option of the kernel module to
have more loop devices and reloading the kernel module.
Comment 2 Stephen Lockley 2005-02-13 08:26:21 EST
Could you please commands you used?

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2005-02-14 13:44:33 EST
Add 'options loop max_loop=<some number greater than 8>' to

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