refresh partition table

Dan Fandrich dan at
Sun May 15 20:13:00 UTC 2011

On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 01:53:56PM -0400, David Henderson wrote:
> Greetings everyone.  I'm doing some work with a hard drive within a
> busybox based OS and if the partition table gets modified I'd like to
> have it refreshed.  Using other distro's I can issue the 'partprobe'
> command and it does just that.  The problem is, busybox uses mdev and
> it appears as though 'partprobe' relies on udev.  I checked the
> options available to mdev, but see that it can only take one
> parameter (-s during bootup).  I don't want to reload the entire
> contents of /dev, just the partition table for a drive.  Anyone have
> any ideas on how to accomplish this?

hdparm -z should do just that.

>>> Dan

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