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    SubjectRE: [RFC PATCH 35/35] Add Xen virtual block device driver.
    On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 16:52 +0000, Ian Pratt wrote:
    > > This is another thing that has always put me off. The
    > > virtual block device driver has the ability to masquerade as
    > > other types of block devices. It actually claims to be an
    > > IDE or SCSI device allocating the appropriate major/minor numbers.
    > >
    > > This seems to be pretty evil and creating interesting failure
    > > conditions for users who load IDE or SCSI modules. I've seen
    > > it trip up a number of people in the past. I think we should
    > > only ever use the major number that was actually allocated to us.
    > We certainly should be pushing everyone toward using the 'xdX' etc
    > devices that are allocated to us.

    yes but you are faking something stupid ;)
    You aren't ide, you don't take the IDE ioctls. So please just nuke this

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