[PLUG] Drive partitioning

Galen Seitz galens at seitzassoc.com
Thu Jan 12 18:24:40 PST 2006


Robert Kopp <iconoklastic at yahoo.com> wrote:

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> -- Original Message ----
> From: Eric Wilhelm <scratchcomputing at gmail.com>
> To: Robert Kopp <iconoklastic at yahoo.com>; "General Linux/UNIX discussion and help; civil and on-topic" <plug at lists.pdxlinux.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 14:00:48
> Subject: Re: [PLUG] Drive partitioning
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> # from Robert Kopp
> # on Thursday 12 January 2006 01:45 pm:
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> >How many logical partitions can it contain?
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> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_(computing)#Logical_partitions
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> Heh.  I've always just considered that number to be "more than I need."  
> I guess "more than I need" == 24.
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>  According to another source, SCSI has at most 15; IDE, 63
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>  http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2004/07/msg03408.html
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>  I wonder what the reason for this discrepancy is?

I'm relatively certain that this restriction is not related to the disk
partitioning.  It's due to the way major and minor device numbers have
traditionally been allocated under linux.  With the introduction of udev
in the 2.6 kernel, it might not even be valid anymore.

galen





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