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SubjectRe: loop under 2.2.20 - relative block support? wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Feb 2002 20:41:25 +0200, Jari Ruusu <> wrote:
> >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.
> >
> Okay, my files are fine then, since the files were burned on cd right after I
> created them.
> Is this still a problem with the 2.4 loop device? In your patch for 2.4.16
> I noticed that the IV calculation is independent from the underlying block
> size. That alone would be enough to make me switch over from 2.2 ;-)

Recent versions of cryptoapi do 512 byte IV as do all versions of loop-AES
(maintained by me, If you want to keep
using 2.2 kernels or want to use distro vendor kernels, loop-AES is better
choice as it works with all kernels and has more up to date loop fixes than

Jari Ruusu <>
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