No loop device in new kernel?

Chris Murphy lists at
Sun Dec 22 02:08:39 UTC 2013

On Dec 21, 2013, at 6:19 PM, Tom Horsley <horsley1953 at> wrote:

> Is there no loop device in the new 3.12.5 kernel by
> default? I was just trying to mount a filesystem via
> realcrypt and kept getting errors about unable to
> setup the loop device.
> After some poking around with google searches I found
> some other folks with the same error claiming that
> the kernel no longer loads the loop module by default.
> I added a /etc/modules-load.d/loop.conf file and
> rebooted and was able to use realcrypt again, but
> having a non-functional loop by default seems like
> a bug to me :-).

I vaguely recall it being mentioned during early early testing, but I'm not finding a feature page for it.

Chris Murphy

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