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Re: Talking about loop devices (was: Re: Partition information as text file?)




On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 12:15:58PM +1100, David wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Jan 2019 at 02:52, <tomas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >    A plain regular file can be made available as a device
> >    via the loopback driver
> 
> I have a small addition to this excellent message.
> 
> There is very widespread mixup of the terms "loopback"
> and "loop" in the context of block devices.

You are right: what I referred to as "loopback" device is known as
a "loop" device. Thanks for the clarification.

Cheers
-- t

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