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Re: [opensuse] opensuse-10,3beta2 on on64bit: IDE disk gets recognised as /dev/sda
  • From: Patrick Shanahan <ptilopteri@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 15:04:39 -0400
  • Message-id: <20070824190439.GR20719@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Carlos E. R. <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [08-24-07 14:20]:
> Well, they can assign developers to scsi and develop patches that add 
> support for more than 16 partitions to scsi modules. If technically 
> possible, of course (I don't know what is the origin of that limit).
> Or invent something different than scsi for both scsi and ata.

iirc, original scsi design had 8 channels and a later extended version
had 16, but you were only able to utilize 7/15 of those as the scsi
system needed the 0 channel for itself.

BUT, I *am* approaching the age where facts may not necessarily be
facts anymore  :^)

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