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Bug#404950: Installation Report [mips] [rc1] [Failure] SWARM (Broadcom BCM91250a)

On Thursday 04 January 2007 16:48, Frans Pop wrote:
> The device that is passed to partman is:
> /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part
> The code in partman that interprets this expects either:
> /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc
> /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1
> But in this case, "part" without a partition number seems to be used
> for the whole disk, which perfectly explains the display as a partition
> without partition number.
> We could support this in the relevant partman function, but I'd like to
> know if this use of "part" to indicate the whole disk is valid first.
> It could also be a bug, either in the kernel or in udev's devfs
> compatibility code.

This is definitely not udev devfs compatibility code as that only affects 
what's in /dev/discs/....
This issue is in /dev/ide/..., so this is either the kernel or "regular" 
udev device creation code.

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