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    Subjectloopback block device 'offset' - 2GB limit?

    If someone makes an image of their hard drive with 'dd', and wants to
    mount a partition on that image, they can do losetup -o
    offset-to-partition-start and it will work fine. This is good for the
    first partition, or any partition starting under 2GB. Is there a way to
    do this for a partition starting ABOVE 2 GB into the image?

    struct loop_info has a 32-bit 'int' offset (for x86 anyway), so it might
    require something tricky. I've tried stringing loop devices into a chain,
    such that the first loop device starts at some offset, and another loop
    device uses the first loop device as the source while specifying another
    offset, but this (of course) doesn't work.

    Is this possible with a standard linux kernel?

    -Jeff Meininger

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