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    Subject[63/68] md: correctly handle probe of an mdp device.
    2.6.32-longterm review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


    From: NeilBrown <>

    commit 8f5f02c460b7ca74ce55ce126ce0c1e58a3f923d upstream.

    'mdp' devices are md devices with preallocated device numbers
    for partitions. As such it is possible to mknod and open a partition
    before opening the whole device.

    this causes md_probe() to be called with a device number of a
    partition, which in-turn calls mddev_find with such a number.

    However mddev_find expects the number of a 'whole device' and
    does the wrong thing with partition numbers.

    So add code to mddev_find to remove the 'partition' part of
    a device number and just work with the 'whole device'.

    This patch addresses

    Signed-off-by: NeilBrown <>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    drivers/md/md.c | 3 +++
    1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

    --- a/drivers/md/md.c
    +++ b/drivers/md/md.c
    @@ -305,6 +305,9 @@ static mddev_t * mddev_find(dev_t unit)
    mddev_t *mddev, *new = NULL;

    + if (unit && MAJOR(unit) != MD_MAJOR)
    + unit &= ~((1<<MdpMinorShift)-1);

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