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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Support for official xvd major number

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Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Support for official xvd major number
From: Jeremy Katz <katzj@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 17:35:02 -0400
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On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 17:15 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> LANANA has officially assigned the block major of 202 for xvd devices
> (http://www.lanana.org/docs/device-list/devices-2.6+.txt).  Take
> advantage of knowing this so people don't have to do the mknod on their
> system.  Also, fix up the scsi regex to get sda correct without having
> to do hacks like sda0.

Also, on a side note that is really unrelated to the patch, is there
really a good reason why these hoops are still gone through instead of
having the kernel allocate the next disk instead of the hard-coding with
things somewhat out of order and stealing the major/minors of other


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