Re: [patch?] Re: Do ramdisk exec's map direct to buffer cache?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 09:00:32 EST

> said:
> > Linus, distributions need loopback to build boot filesystem images.
> No they don't.

Its pretty much impossible to do it any other way. Which should encourage
them to fix it

> ... or unless you want distribution vendors to dig their heads out of the
> sand and learn about nbd.

nbd over loopback deadlocks in user space under load. Its fine with a remote
server not a local one.

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