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SubjectRe: [PATCH] struct char_device
Jeff Garzik wrote:
> /dev/sda <-> partition_blkdev <-> /dev/disk{0,1,2,3,4}
> /dev/hda <-> partition_blkdev <-> /dev/disk{5,6,7}

I also point out that handling disk partitions as a -tiny- remapping
blkdev also has the advantage of making it easy to have a single request
device per hardware device (a simple remap shouldn't require its own
request queue, right?), while remapping devices flexibility to do their
own request queue management.

> I do grant you that an offset at bh submit time is faster, but IMHO
> partitions -not- as a remapping blkdev are an ugly special case.

think of the simplifications possible, when partitions are just another
block device, just like anything else... No special partitions arrays
in the lowlevel blkdev, etc.
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