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SubjectRe: Can ext3 or ReiserFS w/ journalling be made on /dev/loop?

On Thu, Sep 28, 2000 at 07:59:21PM +0000, Marc Mutz wrote:
> I was asked a question lately that I was unable to answer: Assume you
> want to make a (encrypted, but that's not the issue here) filesystem on
> a loopback block device (/dev/loop*). Can this be a journalling one? In
> other words, will
> prompt$ mount -t {ext3|reiserfs} -oloop my_file my_mount_point
> be stable to work with?

It's completely untested so I've no idea --- but I can't think of any
reason offhand why it shouldn't work. The loop interface is pretty
clean wrt. IO reordering, which is all that ext3 cares about.

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