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SubjectRe: An idea .... with code
Kasper Sandberg wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 14:47 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
>>> As far as features are concerned, please suggest me what could be done with /dev/loop0 and not for /dev/vblk?
>> Serious question? cryptoloop, offsets are the big ticket items,
>> i'm sure there are more.
> As far as cryptoloop goes, isnt that obsoleted anyway? is there anyone
> that doesent use dm-crypt by now?

I, for one, have never been able to figure out how to use dm-crypt with
cryptoloop files. If I had, for instance, a file and knew that if I
started at a certain offset using a certain encryption with a certain
key, and I wanted to mount my part of it, I have never persuaded
dm-crypt to do that.

All proposed solutions have started with copy or convert, neither of
which are practical with this data.
> as for offsets, isnt this a logical thing to do with devicemapper
> aswell?
> ofcourse loop/losetup cannot just be removed, theres probably LOTS of
> scripts around which are being used.

Bill Davidsen <>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot

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