Subject: Re: Work-in-progress "wedges" implementation
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Daniel Carosone <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/23/2004 07:50:34
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On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 01:26:34PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
>         - Wedges are "named".  That is, each wedge has an associated
>           name encoded in UTF-8.  This name can be used to create a
>           device node in /dev to decouple the wedge's identity from
>           its probe-order-dependent unit number.

>           Duplicate names are suppressed, and partition discovery
>           modules can try alternate names in the event of a
>           collision.  For example, the GPT module may try the
>           Unicode name associated with the GPT partition, and of
>           that already exists, it may try again using the string
>           representation of the partition's GUID.

This example is still probe-order dependent; in the event of name a
collision, probe order determines which gets to use the name and which
the alternate.

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