[lkml]   [2002]   [May]   [7]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.14 IDE 56

On Tue, 7 May 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Also, you obviously haven't thought it through AT ALL. Hint: partitions.
> If you have /dev/hda1, that _cannot_ be a symlink to the physical tree,
> because on a physical level that partition DOES NOT EXIST. It's purely a
> virtual mapping.
> Yet clearly there _is_ a mapping from /dev/hda1 onto the physical device
> in question, and clearly it _is_ a meaninful operation to operate on the
> physical device underlying /dev/hda1.
> So if you want to have a sane interface, you need to have a way to look up
> the physical device that underlies /dev/hda1.
> Yet it clearly cannot be a symlink.
> QED.

Somehow I expect Al to step in with something like:

mount -t partfs /devfs/bus/... /dev/hda


bye, Roman

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:25    [W:0.102 / U:24.148 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site