Re: Confusion over device major:minor numbering...
On Wed, Jan 28, 1998 at 01:05:25PM -0500, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> A different type of the same class of confusion stems from:
> 8:16 is used by both /dev/sda16 and /dev/sdb
> and every other scsi device overlaps in this fashion.
No it doesn't. There are only 15 partitions allowed on each scsi disc. Your
/dev/sda16 was probably created by an old, broken, version of makedev.
8 block SCSI disk devices
0 = /dev/sda First SCSI disk whole disk
16 = /dev/sdb Second SCSI disk whole disk
32 = /dev/sdc Third SCSI disk whole disk
240 = /dev/sdp Sixteenth SCSI disk whole disk
Partitions are handled in the same way as for IDE
disks (see major number 3) except that the limit on
partitions is 15.
> Can someone please releave my cluelessness and explain what "little" point
> I am missing?
In this case, that your system is broken (probably not through any fault of
yours). Others have already pointed out where you were getting confused in
the other case.
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