Subject: Re: Partition tables (was: Re: Another changer, another changer problem)
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From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 10/07/1998 16:52:41
[ On Tue, October 6, 1998 at 16:59:08 (-0400), David Holland wrote: ]
> Subject: Partition tables (was: Re: Another changer, another changer problem)
> Disklabels and partition tables should be an abstract kernel service.
> The way this stuff is munged into all the disk drivers right now is
> really pretty disgusting.
> It would also cut way down on code duplication in the disk drivers.
This is one of the ugly parts alright where a wee bit more layering
would definitely make things easier to understand, easier to modify, and
probably a lot more elegant (and reliable).
A quick grep for "= RAW_PART" in the kernel source gives a good
indication of just how widely spread this disease is. Making partition
table handling a core part of the kernel instead of a function of every
disk driver is a big project for sure!
Greg A. Woods
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