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SubjectRe: max_loop limit
On Thu, Mar 22 2007, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Mar 2007 14:42:31 +0100
> Jens Axboe <> wrote:
> > > This time, you would be limited to 16384 loop devices on x86_64, 32768 on i386 :)
> >
> > But this still wastes memory, why not just allocate each loop device
> > dynamically when it is set up? The current approach is crap, it is just
> > wasting memory for loop devices, queues, etc.
> >
> Sure, but it's the first Tomas patch :)

The more the reason to guide him in the direction of a right solution,
instead of extending the current bad one!

> Apparently the 'current crap' didnt caugth someone else attention.

I guess most people don't care, 8 is enough for them and the wasted
memory isn't too much to care about - 8 devices and only one used, is
wasting at least ~14kb on my machine here.

Jens Axboe

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