> > Shipping 2.4 without the loopback device isn't really an option,
> > unless you want distributions to ship an old kernel version just so
> > that they can make their boot floppies.
> ... or unless you want distribution vendors to dig their heads out of the
> sand and learn about nbd.
This can never work. Read/write nbd over loopback has *principial*
deadlock in it. Think about it. You can not have userspace involved in
read/write block devices. THIS CAN NOT BE FIXED.
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