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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] fast file mapping for loop
On Wed, Jan 09 2008, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> Here's the latest version of dm-loop, for comparison.
> To try it out,
> ln -s dmsetup dmlosetup
> and supply similar basic parameters to losetup.
> (using dmsetup version 1.02.11 or higher)

Why oh why does dm always insist to reinvent everything? That's bad
enough in itself, but on top of that most of the extra stuff ends up
being essentially unmaintained.

If we instead improve loop, everyone wins.

Sorry to sound a bit harsh, but sometimes it doesn't hurt to think a bit
outside your own sandbox.

Jens Axboe

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