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From: Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com>
To: Tomas M <tomas@slax.org>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] max_loop limit
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 01:41:10 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070328234110.GL27806@petra.dvoda.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4606356A.7070403@slax.org>

On Sun, Mar 25, 2007 at 10:40:10AM +0200, Tomas M wrote:
> >here's one. Allocates all the fluff dynamically. It does not create any
> >dev nodes by itself, so you need to do it (à la mdadm)
> 
> I'm afraid that this would break a lot of things, for example mount -o 
> loop will not work anymore unless you create /dev/loop* manually first, 

 Yes, "losetup" and "mount -o loop" call stat( /dev/loopN ) when look
 for an (un)used loop device.

> am I correct? In this case, this is unusable for many as it is not 
> backward compatible with old loop.c, am I correct?

 udev ?

        Karel

-- 
 Karel Zak  <kzak@redhat.com>

  reply	other threads:[~2007-03-28 23:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-03-22  7:57 Tomas M
2007-03-22 11:00 ` markus reichelt
2007-03-22 11:37   ` Tomas M
2007-03-22 13:42     ` Eric Dumazet
2007-03-22 13:42       ` Jens Axboe
2007-03-22 13:52         ` Eric Dumazet
2007-03-22 13:54           ` Jens Axboe
2007-03-22 14:11             ` William Lee Irwin III
2007-03-22 15:22               ` Arjan van de Ven
2007-03-22 16:09               ` Pádraig Brady
2007-03-28 23:34                 ` Karel Zak
     [not found]             ` <20070322151826.c1421851.dada1@cosmosbay.com>
     [not found]               ` <20070322142306.GU19922@kernel.dk>
     [not found]                 ` <20070322153603.1f5d442d.dada1@cosmosbay.com>
2007-03-22 15:31                   ` max_loop limit - paid job offer Tomas M
2007-03-22 14:33         ` max_loop limit Al Viro
2007-03-22 19:51           ` Olivier Galibert
2007-03-22 14:25       ` Tomas M
2007-03-23  1:34       ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-03-23 23:26         ` [PATCH] " Jan Engelhardt
2007-03-25  0:17           ` Ken Chen
2007-03-25  0:29           ` Ken Chen
2007-03-25  8:40           ` Tomas M
2007-03-28 23:41             ` Karel Zak [this message]
2007-03-29  3:54           ` Kyle Moffett
2007-03-29  4:16             ` [PATCH] max_loop limit, t2 Jan Engelhardt
2007-03-29  8:38               ` [PATCH] max_loop limit, loop.c final working version Tomas M
2007-03-29 14:16     ` max_loop limit Bill Davidsen

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