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Re: i need more loop devices

On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 21:11 +0100, Jan C. Nordholz wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 08:16:32PM +0200, Can Burak Cilingir wrote:
> > hi,
> > 
> > I need to backup my system (20 gigs) to a smbfs mounted directory. with
> > all the attributes of an ext3 file system so plain rsync --archive won't
> > be enough. I decided to create a filesystem image to mount from the
> > mentioned directory. This time i hit to the filesize limit of the smbfs.
> > 
> > i decided to create 10 x 2GB files and glue them via raid 0 but this
> > time, number of loopback devices couldn't handle that :) i have 8 of
> > them. is it possible to create more? i tried with mknod, but couldn't
> > succeed.
> > 
> Hi,
> yes, there is. The number of loop devices is determined at boot time, and
> defaults to 8. Just add "max_loop=<n>" (without the brackets) to your
> boot prompt (or add it to LILO's or GRUB's config). You still have to
> create the devices manually, though - block device major 7, minor number
> matching the device name. ;-)
thanks for the help. as i replied in the other mail, modprobe loop
max_loop=xx created the devices. 

> HTH,
> Jan Nordholz
Can Burak Cilingir

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