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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Modify loop device to be able to manage partitions of the disk image
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    Le vendredi 07 mars 2008 à 12:56 +0100, Bodo Eggert a écrit :
    > Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
    > > On Thursday 06 March 2008 21:16, Laurent Vivier wrote:
    > >> Le jeudi 06 mars 2008 à 20:57 +1100, Nick Piggin a écrit :
    >
    > >> > Do you think we do something similar for drivers/block/brd.c too? I'd
    > >> > like to try to maintain parity between them where possible...
    > >>
    > >> I think it is possible (I've the same patch for NBD too), but I think
    > >> it is completely useless.
    > >
    > > It's useful for testing, and for minimising the divergence in the
    > > code.
    >
    > Maybe there should be a common mechanism to use partitions on any block
    > device. Maybe there is - I have dark memories about the device mapper

    The mechanism exists: the driver must call alloc_disk() with a value !=
    1. This is what is modifying this patch.

    > being able to parse partition tables, and plans on moving partition
    > support to userspace.

    This is kpartx.

    Laurent
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