[Ilugc] Loop back interface
- From: praveen@xxxxxxxxxxx (Praveen Kumar)
- Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 10:45:49 +0530
Tom Jose Tharayil wrote:
we can keep upto 8 by default.
If you want more, recompile the kernel and praveen kumar of this list has
gone upto 11. But I have had a maximum of only 8.
I think what he asked was about loop back interface (network) and not
loop devices if I am correct.
Anyways, if it is about loop devices, you can increase the number of
loop devices by passing 'max_loop=n' where n=desired number of loop
devices (I have 64 at present) to the kernel command line in case you
are running a kernel >= 2.4 and you have loop device support compiled
into the kernel. If you are running a kernel <= 2.2, you need to
recompile the kernel changing the loop.c file in the kernel sources.
Also you need to create the devices needed in the /dev directory with
correct major and minor numbers and apropriate permissions. I created
/dev/loop8 to /dev/loop63
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