Kernel 5.13.19-2-MANJARO slow boot because of too many loop devices

These 31 -no less!- loop devices add up to a full three minutes to the booting process, according to systemd-analyze. I know neither what causes them nor know what to do. Please help. Neofetch says:

bash 5.1.16
Xfce 4.18
Intel i5-8400
16Gb RAM

What loop devices? What analyse? Please post something showing the actual process or problem.

You probably have snap installed. Make sure that you actually need it and your usage depends on it.

If not, remove it.

“systemd-analize blame”. Regarding the loops, they go from /dev/loop0 to /dev/loop29, according to df -h. Somebody gave me a tip about snapd and he’s right: snap causes that many loops.

Thank you for the tip! You’re right, snap is the culprit but I need it to install packages now and then. Is there a way to put it to sleep while I’m not using it?

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I don’t know about that (put it to sleep), but the reality is you should use the least amount of snaps as possible, if any. I mean do you really need 31 snaps?

Kernel 5.13 isn’t supported anymore since 22.09.2021, if you haven’t updated your system since then better backup your data and reinstall.

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Yes, I know. Too much work have made kernel updating difficult. Any way, I decided to stop using snap since it caused all the loops. Thank you!

Please update your kernel. If you don’t schedule system maintenance, the system will schedule it for you.