Re: Merging libata PATA support into the base kernel

From: Olaf Hering
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 02:23:10 EST

On Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 02:13:51AM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Mark Lord wrote:
> >This will also allow time for things like "udev" to perhaps think about
> >an option to someday provide /dev/hd* symlinks for PATA devices when
> >libata is used instead of IDE (?). That might be a possible migration
> >path in the far future.
> Unfortunately a symlink won't work because of compatibility issues.
> /dev/hd supports more partitions, and a different set of ioctls.

Is there a dm-$partition.ko that assigns a bunch of dm-N devices per partition table entry?
Or can all that be done from userland, parsing the on-disk partition table and
create dm-N devices to access everything thats accessible now?
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