Subject: Re: major device numbers
To: Dr. Bill Studenmund <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/28/1999 15:52:03
On Jan 27, Dr. Bill Studenmund wrote
> Actually it implies that wd uses major number 0. :-)

Actually, readdisklabel() doesn't use the major number (as the strategy
routine to use is passed as parameter). the 'dev' parameter is only here
so we can use it to extract unit/partitions info from it later.

> [...]
> I'm not sure where the magic happens that translates block dev 0 to 16.

see above :)

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.