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Date:	Mon, 3 Nov 2008 18:56:01 +0100
From:	"Borislav Petkov" <>
To:	"Tejun Heo" <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] ide-floppy partitions


On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 4:37 PM, Tejun Heo <> wrote:
> Borislav Petkov wrote:
>> can you guys please ACK/NACK this so that we can have an agreed upon solution
>> and so that I can stop applying it ontop of current git before testing any
>> further.
> Ah... right.  I missed removable devices.  I think it would be better to
> just expand the table rather than recursing into __blkdev_get() again.
> I'll try to come up with cleaner solution.

Sounds good. It should simply rescan partitions upon media change before it does
disk_get_part so that the ptbl is updated.

> Also, I don't think the
> discontinuous partition would be a problem.  ptbl is expanded to the
> highest numbered partition not the number of partitions.  I'll test that
> too.  Thanks.

You don't have to. I already did that with a harddrive in a external case over
usb and it works since upon connection the usb core rescans partitions and ptbl
is valid then.


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