> > an interesting task when your root lives on /dev/sda1. Ditto for destroying
> > a single partition (not mounted/used by swap/etc.) while you have some
> > other partition in use. IWBNI we had a decent API for handling partition
> > tables...
> Partitions are just very crude logical volumes, and ultimiately I believe
> should be handled exactly that way
Actually, the EVMS project does exactly this. All I/O is done on a full
disk basis, and essentially does block remapping for each partition. This
also solves the problem of cache inconsistency if accessing the parent
device vs. accessing the partition.
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