Re: Patch to loop device (loop.c)

Alexander Kjeldaas (
Fri, 4 Dec 1998 17:55:08 +0100

On Fri, Dec 04, 1998 at 03:50:47AM +0000, wrote:
> Ahh, so I misunderstood the comment, because I didn't know that
> this would be possible (that a backing file containged blocks
> which are not mapped to the block device). Just out of interest,
> how can such a situation happen ?
> (Do you open a file and then write to position 100000 for example? )
> so long

One nice thing about the patch is that it seems like the loop-device
might be useable over NFS with the patch. This opens up some new


 Alexander Kjeldaas, Guardian Networks AS, Trondheim, Norway

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