[TriLUG] raw disk images
Thu, 20 Dec 2001 14:27:44 -0500
> I don't think there's currently a big impetus to write tools that operate
> without the kernel, because the tool would require a full implementation
> of filesystem-manipulation code. Since the kernel already supports
> umpteen filesystems with well-maintained code, it makes much more sense to
> harness this throught the loopback driver, instead of re-inventing the
> wheel. But I agree it would be nice if mtools would support images too.
Sure the loopback device is great -- if you're the superuser. Plus there
are only 8 loopback devices available (at least with my kernel).