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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.11] aoe [7/12]: support configuration of AOE_PARTITIONS from Kconfig
On Thu, Apr 07, 2005 at 02:28:59PM -0400, Ed L Cashin wrote:
> Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> writes:
>
> > On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 11:48:48AM -0500, Ed L Cashin wrote:
> >> I don't know if it matters now that we have udev. When udev manages
> >> the device nodes it all just works,
> >
> > But most peopel still don't use udev.
> >
> >> If you're saying that it's bad in principal, then that's another
> >> story. If that's what you mean, then it's a Linux policy issue, and
> >> to follow convention I'd think that we'd need another major number.
> >> That would be like the partitionable md devices, etc.
> >
> > Yes, it's a policy issue. We don't do this weird config option anywhere
> > else.
>
> A couple support calls later, I think I've come around to your point
> of view. This patch isn't needed and may cause confusion.
>
> Few aoe users really use partitions on their aoe disks, so I can make
> the aoe driver have one minor number per disk as the default to avoid
> the most common problems people encounter.
>
> Then, aoe users who really need to partition their network disks can
> use the partitionable md driver to "wrap" the aoe disk, like this:
>
> mdadm -B -l linear --force -n 1 --auto=mdp /dev/md_p0 /dev/etherd/e7.0
> fdisk /dev/md_p0

So, which one of the aoe patches listed at:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/gregkh/gregkh-2.6/patches/driver/
do you want me to drop? This one:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/gregkh/gregkh-2.6/patches/driver/aoe-AOE_PARTITIONS.patch
?
Or some other one too?

thanks,

greg k-h
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