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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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