Modular Loop Driver

Andrew E. Mileski (
Wed, 14 May 1997 00:01:57 -0400 (EDT)

Progress report on my modular loop driver...

I've finished these:
loop.o Loop driver main module
loop_none.o No transformation module
loop_xor.o XOR transformation module
losetup Setup utility (uses new interface, and MD5 from RFC 1321)
They still need some torture testing though.

I still have to complete the steganography module (loop_stego.o)
before release - this module will require changes to the main loop driver
module (loop.o) - and lastly patch the mount program (like losetup).

I've started fiddling with IDEA and DES, but these modules will not
be submitted for addition to the kernel (not exportable). They will be
available in North America though (since I'm in Canada). I may even
try a few others...

Pre-release code is available on request. You must supply your own
bug spray though.

P.S. Almost forgot - compiling as modules is optional of course!
This does not prevent you from using pre-compiled modules either.

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Hardware Support
XFree86 Matrox Team