Re: Loop Encryption

Rogier Wolff (
Mon, 9 Jun 1997 22:29:03 +0200 (MET DST)

> On Jun 06, 1997 at 02:40:06PM, Andrew E. Mileski wrote:
> > It appears there are two possible deadlocks caused by the loop driver.
> > 1) Running out of requests
> > 2) Running out of buffers.
> Btw, what happens if you leave "holes" in the file which is mounted
> by loop filesystem, fill the fs with the loop file in it, and then try to
> fill the loop fs.. Will there be a -ENOSPC or a crash?

Currently loop already "panics" when it finds a hole in a file that
it mounts. Should be fixed.... :-)