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SubjectRe: [PATCH] struct char_device
> It is entirely possible to remove all partition table handling code
> from the kernel. User space can figure out where the partitions
> are supposed to be and tell the kernel.
> For the initial boot this user space can be in an initrd,
> or it could just be a boot parameter: rootdev=/dev/hda,
> rootpartition:offset=N,length=L, rootfstype=ext3.

Not if you want compatibility.

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