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SubjectRe: New model for managing dev_t's for partitionable block devices
On Tue, 28 Jan 2003 10:20:31 MST, Steven Dake <>  said:

> Each physical disk would be assigned a minor number in a group of
> majors. So assume a major was chosen of 150, 151, 152, 153, there would
> be a total of 1024 physical disks that could be mapped. Then the device
> mapper code could be used to provide partition devices in another
> major/group of majors.

This sounds suspiciously like the already-existing device mapper stuff
used by LVM2. Maybe all that's needed is to add a hook to add a device
mapper entry for each partition?
Valdis Kletnieks
Computer Systems Senior Engineer
Virginia Tech

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