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loop0 and loop1 processes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sgemma, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. sgemma

    sgemma Member

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    Does anyone know what these 2 processes are? I am finding them on my machines:

    root 16843 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? SW 13:08 0:00 [loop0]
    root 17112 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? SW 13:10 0:00 [loop1]
     
  2. nat

    nat Well-Known Member

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    If you follow the instructions to make /tmp no execute i think loop has to run because /tmp is an extended filesystem. I got a higher load with this too with loop running all of the time.

    I tired leaving out the "loop" in fstab but it requires it.

    Without loop got an errors:
    root@serv [/]# mount -o noexec,nosuid,rw /dev/tmpMnt /tmp
    mount: /dev/tmpMnt is not a block device (maybe try `-o loop'?)

    With loop didn't get any errors:
    root@serv [/]# mount -o loop,noexec,nosuid,rw /dev/tmpMnt /tmp
    root@serv [/]#

    If loop is killing you, i guess you can try to remove all of your extended file systems.
     
  3. sgemma

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    Exactly, I just finished make /tmp + /var/tmp non-exec... no problems, I was just making sure they were valid processes. Thanks for your help!
     

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