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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] mmc: add config and runtime option for number of mmcblk minors

On Wed, Sep 08, 2010 at 10:25:58PM +0800, Lei Wen wrote:

> The patch's purpose is good. As modern sd&mmc is used to host the file
> system, the 8 partition limitation is becoming a kind of bottleneck...
> But why not just add GENHD_FL_EXT_DEVT flag to allow mmc use extended
> partition numbers?

No need to quote the whole patch next time. :)

Given that MMC is sometimes used in deeply embedded environments where
udev might not be running to take care of dynamic device numbering,
I chose to stay with a static layout.

I could be convinced otherwise though. It would cause some additional
hassles for me since we start udev lateish during boot and have a
prepopulated /dev before that, but that can be dealt with.


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