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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.11] aoe [7/12]: support configuration of AOE_PARTITIONS from Kconfig
On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 11:06:16AM -0500, Ed L Cashin wrote:
> >
> > NACK. this changes devices nodes based on a compile-time option.
>
> I'm not sure I follow. This configuration option sets the number of
> partitions per device in the driver. It doesn't create device nodes.
>
> If the user has udev, then the device nodes are created correctly (on
> Fedora Core 3), so that if the driver is configured with 1 partition
> per device, the minor numbers for the disks are low.
>
> The folks I've talked to who aren't using udev but want one partition
> per device already know that they have to re-create their device
> files.

It changes a kernel ABI, so people that have different config options
set can't use the same userland. It's a really big no-go.

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