Posted Mar 19, 2004 17:01 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Partition problem
Parent article: Lots of SCSI disks
They're not totally ignorant, or it wouldn't have come up here. The SCSI disk driver (sd) has to be aware enough of the existence of partitions to allocate exactly 16 minor numbers for each physical device. If partitions were instead handled by a separate device driver with a separate major number, LVM style, we wouldn't be worrying about how many bits to reserve for partitions.
I can't imagine how partitions could be moved all the way out to user space and maintain any significant part of their value.
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