Re: [PATCH] EFI GUID Partition Tables

From: Richard Gooch (
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 09:56:05 EST

Martin Wilck writes:
> Richard,
> > You've put the devfs_unregister_slave() inside an #ifdef. Yuk! It
> > shouldn't be conditional.
> I did that because I didn't want to pollute your code. The function
> was only needed for the UUID patch.
> > And I'm not really sure that I like this
> > function in the first place, but that's not something I want to get
> > into right now.
> I did not see a possibility to cleanly remove a slave that was
> registered before. Did I oversee something? Do you thing that
> functionality is superfluous?

The whole slave mechanism is a hack, created because of the badly
structured genhd layer. It's a convenience for lazy programmers (like
me, when I was hacking the genhd layer:-). I'd prefer to see it used
very sparingly.


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