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Re: [MiNT] Loopback device for MiNT, request for comments


Well, Frank probably thought that it is not possible to mount a filesystem over a block device at the moment. But the work is in progress. So please, don't give up.



Evan Langlois wrote:
On Wed, 2005-05-04 at 17:26 +0200, Patrice Mandin wrote:

If not, how can I access the kernel_* functions from a xdd ?

You are right, they are only exported to the new style kernel
interface  (not the old one as still used by xfs/xdd). Anyway, before
you can write a  loopback driver we require block device support in
the kernel too.

Even putting the loop device in the core kernel (like /kern, /shm,
etc...) would not work without this block device ? So, I'm stuck with my
idea, no loopback device for MiNT.

MiNT probably needs a block device driver eventually.  We may even be
able to gain a slight speed improvement.  However, doing it right might
require a certain integration with the as-yet-unwritten virtual address
space / virtual-memory system.