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[Xen-devel] RE: [RFC PATCH 35/35] Add Xen virtual block device driver.

On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 16:52 +0000, Ian Pratt wrote:
> > This is another thing that has always put me off.  The 
> > virtual block device driver has the ability to masquerade as 
> > other types of block devices.  It actually claims to be an 
> > IDE or SCSI device allocating the appropriate major/minor numbers.
> > 
> > This seems to be pretty evil and creating interesting failure 
> > conditions for users who load IDE or SCSI modules.  I've seen 
> > it trip up a number of people in the past.  I think we should 
> > only ever use the major number that was actually allocated to us.
> We certainly should be pushing everyone toward using the 'xdX' etc
> devices that are allocated to us.

yes but you are faking something stupid ;)
You aren't ide, you don't take the IDE ioctls. So please just nuke this

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