Re: gendisk list access (was: [Evms-devel] Unresolved symbols)

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Sat Dec 15 2001 - 05:58:00 EST

On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 11:36:18PM +1100, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 05, 2001 at 10:53:46PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > - each block queue gets a pointer to be used for partitioning, this will
> > be opaque to the drivers.
> Yuck!
> Why do you want a reference to partitions?

I don't want - that't the point.
The whole block layer and the drivers should not know at all about
specific partitions and volume managers.

If we want to still support the current partition APIs it will not
be entirely possible to reach this goal, but Al convienced me in a
long discussion that 2.6 is to early to get rid of those yet.


Of course it doesn't work. We've performed a software upgrade.
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