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    SubjectRe: [MMC Stack] Partition limitation question
    On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 04:38:04 -0700 (PDT)
    Rogier Stam <> wrote:

    > Hi,
    > I had a short question about the limitation of max. 8
    > partitions in the MMC stack. Before the kernel was
    > limited to 256 minor numbers, but I believe this is no
    > longer the case (65536 if I recall correctly). Is
    > there a way around this 8 partition limitation?

    Who in their right mind has more than 8 partitions? :)

    > I understand that simply renumbering all minor numbers
    > is not really a preferred situation as it would
    > require everyone to recreate their device nodes.

    Indeed. And some embedded systems might not be able to use 32-bit
    device nodes. Russell, do you have any insight to share?


    -- Pierre Ossman

    Linux kernel, MMC maintainer
    PulseAudio, core developer
    rdesktop, core developer

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