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SubjectRe: when/how do we rescan partitions?
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In message <9603191743.AA05091=aeb@zeus.cwi.nl>, Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl writes:
>Marty Leisner:
>
>: Does opening up /dev/hdb R/W and writing the parition table
>: force a rescan of the
>: partition table?
>
>: I don't see it...
>
>Yes. fdisk must of course do a BLKRRPART ioctl to tell
>the kernel that partition tables have changed.

Which doesn't fully work when extended partitions are involved. When
I repartitioned my 1.2G IDE drive, my Linux file system residing in a
newly created logic drive in an extended partition moved by 512 bytes
when I rebooted. Grr.

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