Hi Ted,

Thanks, this is very helpful.  Don't mind exploring other
routes as long as they are sustainable within OpenBSD, e.g.
if kernel changes are needed that they are provided by the
standard kernel eventually.

> On 3 Jan 2017, at 9:44 PM, Ted Unangst <t...@tedunangst.com> wrote:
> Timo Buhrmester wrote:
>>> delete [vnd] entirely
>> Out of curiosity (I'm mostly a NetBSD user), without vnd what would be
>> the OpenBSD-way of providing a disk-ish interface to a file?
> Well, the biggest use of vnd in base was just replaced with the makefs. (from
> netbsd, actually.) vnd isn't going to be deleted, but it's pretty easy to
> make a vscsi provider that talks to a file. If i had a pressing need to mount
> compressed disk images, I'd start there. (I had some code for this, but it's
> in another castle. It's pretty short, only like 20 lines anyway.)

Can you give just a little more pointers or the code if it
can be rescued?  Or specifically, is this something that needs
to be added in the kernel or is it portable in userland?


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