RE: [RFC PATCH 35/35] Add Xen virtual block device driver.

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Thu Mar 23 2006 - 03:16:57 EST

On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 16:52 +0000, Ian Pratt wrote:
> > This is another thing that has always put me off. The
> > virtual block device driver has the ability to masquerade as
> > other types of block devices. It actually claims to be an
> > IDE or SCSI device allocating the appropriate major/minor numbers.
> >
> > This seems to be pretty evil and creating interesting failure
> > conditions for users who load IDE or SCSI modules. I've seen
> > it trip up a number of people in the past. I think we should
> > only ever use the major number that was actually allocated to us.
> We certainly should be pushing everyone toward using the 'xdX' etc
> devices that are allocated to us.

yes but you are faking something stupid ;)
You aren't ide, you don't take the IDE ioctls. So please just nuke this

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