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Re: [PATCH] Allow userspace block device implementation

From:  Alan Cox <>
To:  Zachary Amsden <>
Subject:  Re: [PATCH] Allow userspace block device implementation
Date:  Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:27:34 +0100
Message-ID:  <>
Cc:  Tejun Heo <>, Peter Zijlstra <>,,,,,,,, miklos <>
Archive-link:  Article

> BTW, implementing something like this via FUSE would be extremely
> unpleasant.  I'd need another layer on top, probably via the loop
> device, to get to the actual partitions of the block devices.

Use device mapper. Really we should shoot all the partition code in the
kernel but the back compatibility is a bit tricky. We don't actually need
the partition code any more.

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