Subject: Re: major device numbers
To: Dr. Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr