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Re: Using xfsdump On Linux With IRIX Version 1 FS?

To: Matthias Schniedermeyer <ms@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Using xfsdump On Linux With IRIX Version 1 FS?
From: Christian Kujau <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 03:36:53 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: Sean Elble <elbles@xxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20090725102258.GA1121@xxxxxxx>
References: <C68F8010.B953%elbles@xxxxxxxxxx> <alpine.DEB.2.01.0907242048000.6426@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20090725072617.GA30450@xxxxxxx> <alpine.DEB.2.01.0907250241170.6426@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20090725102258.GA1121@xxxxxxx>
User-agent: Alpine 2.01 (DEB 1184 2008-12-16)
On Sat, 25 Jul 2009 at 12:22, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> I meant: What is the advantage of using the a loop-device (of the image) 
> instead of directly using the image?

Some tools don't like to act on flat files, i.e. mkfs.reiserfs won't 
create a filesystem on a file without -forcing it, dunno about all the 
xfsprogs though, or "hexedit", or....

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