Block driver Concern.

Misbah khan misbah_khan at
Fri May 30 19:46:30 EST 2008

Hi all ...

I have devloped a test block driver on the host system. The driver is
expected to create 16 partitions on the disc and i am using a character
driver to read and write into the partitions where in i am using the request
function of the block driver.

The concern is that , after inserting the driver only one partition gets
created and not the all 16 

There are few question that remained unanswered till now for me :-
1. How could we write a bulk of data to the partitions created by the device
2. While inserting the device How is it possible to create 16 partitions
having the same major no.
3. How do in real case we use to write/read blocks of data to/from the disc
(I have used a char driver to test )??

If any of you have worked on Block drivers or have knowledge/Experiance then
please do share it with me .

Thank You 
Misbah <><
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