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SubjectRe: updating the partition table of a busy drive
On Tue, Aug 27, 2002 at 12:52:54AM +0300, Yedidyah Bar-David wrote:

> Currently, any change to a partition table of a busy drive is
> practically delayed to the next reboot. Even things trivial as
> changing the type of an unmounted partition do not work, if
> another partition on that drive is mounted (or swapped to, etc.).

The type of a partition has no significance to the kernel.
So how can you say that changing the type doesnt work?

There are ioctls to tell a running kernel where you would like
to see partitions, entirely independent of the current disk contents.

Andries
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