Cowloop

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cowloop

http://www.ATConsultancy.nl/cowloop/
Copy-on-write loop driver

The cowloop-driver is a copy-on-write loop driver (block device) which can be used on top of any other block driver. It shields the lower driver from any write access and diverts all write-accesses to an arbitrary regular file, called the cowfile. When a modified block is read again later on, the cowloop-driver gets the block from the cowfile, while non-modified blocks are obtained from the original read-only device. This lets block-devices be used in a read-write fashion without modifying the underlying block-device itself.





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Janet Casey

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15 December 2004




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:cowloop@ATConsultancy.nl


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 8 February 2017.



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