[dm-devel] [PATCH 05/26] block: add blk_alloc_disk and blk_cleanup_disk APIs

Christoph Hellwig hch at lst.de
Mon May 24 17:24:13 AEST 2021

On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 05:44:07PM +0000, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
> Its not obvious to me why using this new API requires you then to
> set minors explicitly to 1, and yet here underneath we see the minors
> argument passed is 0.
> Nor is it clear from the documentation.

Basically for all new drivers no one should set minors at all, and the
dynamic dev_t mechanism does all the work.  For converted old drivers
minors is set manually instead of being passed an an argument that
should be 0 for all new drivers.

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