[svlug] Loop devices - ReiserFS - ciphering disk partitions

Youssef Aoun youssef.aoun at gmail.com
Sun Mar 12 13:45:33 PST 2006

Hello guys,
I wanted to encrypt a partition of my hardrive. I felt on some
documentation talking about "loop devices" /dev/loop0,1,2...7
and ReiserFS. I have never had the chance to deal with any of them.

What is special about Reiser to make it the FS of the partition?
What are loop devices and what do we use them for?

Thanks for your time. I am looking forward to hear from you.
Have a nice Sunday.


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