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SubjectRe: Who uses hdx=bswap or hdx=swapdata?
On Sat, 12 Jan 2002, Manfred Spraul wrote:
> Alan Cox wrote:
> > > IIRC it's used to access non-Atari IDE disks on Atari (which has a byte-swapped
> > > IDE interface) and vice-versa.
> > >
> > > So yes, you can use it on SMP machines, to access disks that were used before
> > > on Atari.
> >
> > For 2.5 would it perhaps be cleaner if we had a bswapping loop device. Sort
> > of very bad crypto mode ?
> I tried to implement that, but hdx=bswap operates on drives, and loop on
> partitions. Do you have another idea? It probably has to wait until the
> partition code is further cleaned up.

And if you use e.g. /dev/hda as loop parameter instead of /dev/hdaX?



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