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    SubjectRe: Loop Encryption

    On Fri, 6 Jun 1997, Andrew E. Mileski wrote:

    > Seriously, you asked an excellent question. The loop driver will
    > end up causing "block not present" errors when accessing a file
    > with holes [I just tried it]. At least it's not fatal.
    > I don't know if this is correct behaviour, or fixable.
    > I'm open for suggestions.

    IMO: Allocate a block if there's space, something like the current 'badspot'
    behaviour if the block can't be allocated (eg 'cause of a badspot ...)

    While you're on the subject of new features, is there any hope of allowing
    a loopback device onto /dev/mem (Yes the _character_ the device) or an
    equlivent ?

    It was one of the most obvious things to try for >1.2.13 when I wanted
    to put a swap file onto the slow memory in an old 386...

    Rob. (Robert de Bath <>)

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