mount ran out of loop devices

Alexander Dalloz alexander.dalloz at
Tue May 4 00:34:10 UTC 2004

Am Di, den 04.05.2004 schrieb Wart um 02:18:

> I'm trying to mount a handful of iso images so that their contents can
> be shared across the network.  Fedora Core 1 seems to have a limit of 8
> loop devices that I can use to mount these images.  I need 9  ;)

> So how do I access the other loop devices so that I can mount more than
> 8 ISOs?
> Wart

$ modinfo loop
filename:    /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2188.nptl/kernel/drivers/block/loop.o
description: <none>
author:      <none>
license:     "GPL"
parm:        max_loop int, description "Maximum number of loop devices

So load the loop kernel module with parameter max_loop=12 for example to
get maximum 12 loops.


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