Subject: Re: vnd (to carry on from Crypt FS)
To: Jorgen Lundman <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/23/2001 21:48:46
On Sun, 23 Dec 2001, Jorgen Lundman wrote:

: I have all three, which I can do. I did a send-pr thing with the vnd
: code but since it is broken I'm not sure it is worth enhancing it with
: more features.

I'm rather annoyed with the fact that vnd cannot stack atop a raw disk
device, so I'd much prefer the ccd version.  (If I want an encrypted
partition, it should be a *partition*, dammit, not a container file.  :)

: I can place the bits on my own FTP if it helps, the send-pr stuff kinda
: became a mess, but maybe it was my doing :)

[for the ccd version]

If you want to put the diffs up for FTP, after you've verified that striping
and so forth still work, please do, and post the URL on tech-kern.  (Though
we do tend to prefer uuencoded tarballs or raw "diff -u" for submitting via
a PR.)

: Checking the sources for vnd on FreeBSD, they appear to have mirroring
: as well. If that something we should have too? Is it handled elsewhere?
: Should I merge them in, if I can?

Well, I'd presume that RAIDframe would be more reliable for this.  Also,
NetBSD's vfs layer has changed its locking behavior significantly from
FreeBSD, so you need to be sure to get that right.  So "feel free to merge
it," if you want.  Good code submissions are always welcome....

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