[dm-devel] What is the deal with the partition separator?
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.
(Maintainer of GParted)
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