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SubjectRe: 2.6.3-mm1
On Wed, 02/18/04 at 12:52:27 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Brandon Low <> wrote:
> >
> > but if people are depending on that support to stay
> > in a stable kernel and are developing based on it and don't have the
> > time to learn dm or dmcrypto and redesign whatever may need redesigning
> > to use it, it strikes me as rude to pull that support.
> This is actually an argument for removing cryptolooop. People are
> developing against a crypto infrastructure which has well-known weaknesses.
> Pulling it out is an excellent way of communicating this fact. Right now,
> we're just deluding people.

Unfortunately, you have a valid point... I don't like it, because it
means work for me, but it is a valid point...

I am just reading up on dm now, but correct me if I am wrong, I will
need to do losetup, dmcreate, mount in that order in order to use
dmcrypt on loop where with cryptoloop, I could just do "mount"... there
must be an easier way to handle this!


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