[Buildroot] [PATCH] kpartx package

Charles Duffy Charles_Duffy at messageone.com
Mon Dec 8 19:01:22 UTC 2008


kpartx (from the multipath-tools package) scans for partition tables in 
userland and uses the device-mapper subsystem to register them with the 
kernel. It is necessary for some device types, such as NBD, for which 
the kernel won't recognize partition tables on its own. (This also means 
that partition-table recognition can be removed from the kernel and done 
entirely in userland, if one so chooses).

The rest of multipath-tools is less useful in embedded systems, and so 
is not included here.
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