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SubjectRe: loop under 2.2.20 - relative block support? wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Feb 2002 21:47:56 +0200, Jari Ruusu <> wrote:
> >Kerneli patches use block size dependant IV computation (also called "time
> >bomb" IV). Shit hits the fan when you move files to a device with different
> >block size. Search linux-crypto archives for more information.
> Aha. So if I moved the loopback file onto a partition with the same blocksize
> again, it would all be fine?

If you can move original (unmodified) loop file to same block size, same
kernel version, then yes. If you mounted it rw, then your "time bomb"
exploded on your face.

Jari Ruusu <>
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