Posted Mar 19, 2004 2:00 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Partition problem
Parent article: Lots of SCSI disks
Frankly, I've never understood why partitions are implemented down in the block device layer at all. If it were up to me, I'd use an LVM-style setup for ALL partitions -- i.e. a partition device driver stacked on top of a physical device driver, with the latter being blissfully ignorant of partitions.
Then there's no need for partition bits in a SCSI disk minor number. And people with thousands of disks (which of course are not partitioned) wouldn't have to worry about partitions at all.
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