[dm-devel] What is the deal with the partition separator?

Curtis Gedak gedakc at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 16:54:32 UTC 2011

On 11-02-17 08:13 AM, Hannes Reinecke wrote:
> So whichever way you proceed, you should avoid using a naming scheme
> which resembles the linux one.

 From my perspective as a maintainer of partitioning software it would 
be nice if given the device name and partition number I could easily 
determine the partition name.

Unfortunately this is not easily done when there are deviations from the 
linux model ("insert a 'p' between the device name and the partition 
number when the device name ends in a number").

Each deviation from the linux partition naming model results in more 
code to handle the deviation, and a corresponding increased number of 
test cases to avoid errors.

Curtis Gedak
(Maintainer of GParted)

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