[Gluster-devel] Loop mounting

Anand Avati avati at zresearch.com
Wed Aug 15 15:54:54 UTC 2007

 this seems to be a limitation of FUSE itself, because it is mmap()'ing a
file in read-write mode, which seems to have a problem in fuse. I will soon
confirm if this is the same cause.


2007/8/15, Michael Fincham <michael at unleash.co.nz>:
> Hi everyone,
> Has anyone had success with loop mounting a file stored on a glusterfs
> volume?
> administrator at vs02:/mnt/temp$ sudo losetup -f file.img
> ioctl: LOOP_SET_FD: Invalid argument
> I get this error but the same image works fine on an ext2 partition.
> I've discussed this a little on the IRC room, and apparently it's being
> investigated, but I figured I'd ask if anyone else has come up against it
> and has a short-term solution.
> Thanks everyone, esp. glusterfs devs ;)
> --
> -Michael Fincham
> Unleash Technology Solutions
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