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SubjectRE: Partitioned loop device..
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Am Di, 2003-07-15 um 20.32 schrieb Dimitry V. Ketov:

> > You can already use Device-Mapper to create "partitions" on
> > your loop devices,
> You're right but I want _partitions_ but not "partitions" ;)
> It should appears like a real hardware disk, not virtual one.

I just hacked up an ugly small shell script, that uses sfdisk and
dmsetup to create the partition devices over any block device.

Just dmsetup-partitions /dev/loop0 or something.

It will then create devices /dev/mapper/loop0p1, etc... just like hda1
and so on. To remove them use "dmsetup remove loop0p1", etc...

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Christophe Saout <christophe@saout.de>
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#!/bin/sh
SFDISK="`which sfdisk`"
DMSETUP="`which dmsetup`"
if test -z "$1"; then
echo "Syntax: $0 <block device>"
exit 1
fi
DEVDIR="`dirname \"\$1\"`"
DEVFILE="`basename \"\$1\"`"
if ! echo "$DEVDIR" | grep '^/' &> /dev/null; then
DEVDIR="`pwd`/$DEVDIR/"
else
DEVDIR="$DEVDIR/"
fi
while echo "$DEVDIR" | grep '/\./' &> /dev/null; do
DEVDIR="`echo \"\$DEVDIR\" | sed -e 's/\/\.\//\//g'`"
done
while echo "$DEVDIR" | grep '/[^/][^/]*/\.\./' &> /dev/null; do
DEVDIR="`echo \"\$DEVDIR\" | sed -e 's/\/[^/][^/]*\/\.\.\//\//g'`"
done
DEVICE="$DEVDIR$DEVFILE"
if ! test -b "$DEVICE" -a -r "$DEVICE"; then
echo "Error: Block device $1 can't be accessed"
exit 1
fi
if ! test -n "$SFDISK" -a -x "$SFDISK"; then
echo "Error: sfdisk utility not found"
exit 1
fi
if ! test -n "$DMSETUP" -a -x "$DMSETUP"; then
echo "Error: dmsetup utility not found"
exit 1
fi
if test -L "$DEVICE"; then
DEVICE_="`readlink \"\$DEVICE\"`"
DEVDIR_="`dirname \"\$DEVICE_\"`"
DEVFILE_="`basename \"\$DEVICE_\"`"
if ! echo "$DEVDIR_" | grep '^/' &> /dev/null; then
DEVDIR_="$DEVDIR$DEVDIR_/"
else
DEVDIR_="$DEVDIR_/"
fi
while echo "$DEVDIR_" | grep '/\./' &> /dev/null; do
DEVDIR_="`echo \"\$DEVDIR_\" | sed -e 's/\/\.\//\//g'`"
done
while echo "$DEVDIR_" | grep '/[^/][^/]*/\.\./' &> /dev/null; do
DEVDIR_="`echo \"\$DEVDIR_\" | sed -e 's/\/[^/][^/]*\/\.\.\//\//g'`"
done
DEVICE_="$DEVDIR_$DEVFILE_"
else
DEVICE_="$DEVICE"
fi
TMP="/tmp/partscript.$$"
"$SFDISK" -d "$DEVICE" | grep "^ *$DEVDIR" | sed -e 's/[=,]/ /g' | awk '{ print $1 " " $4 " " $6 }' | \
while read DEV START SIZE; do
DEV="`echo \"\$DEV\" | sed -e 's/^\/dev\///' -e 's/\//-/g'`"
test "$SIZE" -gt 0 || continue
echo $DEV $START $SIZE
echo "0 $SIZE linear $DEVICE_ $START" > $TMP
"$DMSETUP" create $DEV $TMP
done
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