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SubjectRe: CDROM driver does not support Linux partition tables
On Wed, Sep 11 2002, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-09-11 at 22:19, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> >
> > A deficiency in the Linux CDROM driver was just brought to my attention.
> > Even on a kernel configured with support for UFS and Sun partition
> > tables, it doesn't appear to be possible to mount any but the first
> > slice of a Sun CDROM containing multiple slices. Essentially, it seems
> > that Solaris partition table support doesn't trickle down to the CDROM
> > driver.
> >
> > Is this something that's supposed to happen, and is there a reason why
> > it's not supported, or is it simply that no-one has asked for it to be
> > supported and/or no-one has gotten around to implementing it because of
> > lack of demand?
> It ought to be supportable on scsi cd or with ide-scsi. ide-cd has no
> minor space for partitioning, ide-scsi/sr do support partitions.

The opposite, surely? sr uses one minor per cd-rom, ide-cd has 64.

Jens Axboe

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