Re: [PATCH] block: support embedded device command line partition

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Mon Aug 05 2013 - 18:22:15 EST

On Sat, 3 Aug 2013 09:57:04 +0000 Caizhiyong <caizhiyong@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Cai Zhiyong <caizhiyong@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Read block device partition table from command line.
> The partition used for fixed block device (eMMC) embedded device.
> It is no MBR, save storage space. Bootloader can be easily accessed by
> absolute address of data on the block device.
> Users can easily change the partition.
> This code reference MTD partition, source "drivers/mtd/cmdlinepart.c"
> About the partition verbose reference "Documentation/block/cmdline-partition.txt"

Seems OK to me.

The obvious question is: can we consolidate this with
drivers/mtd/cmdlinepart.c in some fashion so the kernel doesn't have
two parsers which do the same thing?

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