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Bug#357538: immediate cause of problem diagnosed

On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 01:55:53AM +0200, maximilian attems wrote:
> the major fe is the old evms major nr. afaik evms switched to newer 117.
> no idea if the libdevmapper patch from lilo got updated in debian?

evms have no own major in 2.6 as it uses devmapper and md for the work.
devmapper have a dynamicaly allocated major which is mostly 254 in
current kernels. md uses the staticaly allocated major 9.

> parse_numeric() is rudimentary lilo support of initramfs-tools.
> it should work now for most cases of usual block devices.
> my small test programm show that it is not able to parse
> correctly "fe" it translates that to 254 instead of 63

Can you please describe the format used? Aren't that hexadecimal bytes?


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