Re: [Q] claimed block devices

From: Dave Kleikamp
Date: Thu Jul 22 2004 - 10:20:41 EST

On Thu, 2004-07-22 at 04:51, christophe.varoqui@xxxxxxx wrote:
> Hello,
> does somebody know how a userspace C-proggy can detect if a block device is
> claimed ? Creating a device map over such devices will fail, so better not to
> try.

I believe trying to open the device with O_EXCL will fail if the device
is claimed.

David Kleikamp
IBM Linux Technology Center

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