[PATCH] devfs: be more lax with partition boundaries

Sascha Hauer s.hauer at pengutronix.de
Thu May 7 01:57:02 PDT 2015

On Thu, May 07, 2015 at 10:45:45AM +0200, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> If a partition starts inside its parent device but is too big such that
> it extends over the device boundary, just chop it to the device's end.
> This matches the behaviour of Linux.
> The motivation for this change is that it makes it possible in some
> cases to have the partitioning in a device tree fixed and still allow
> different flash sizes.

When doing it someone is probably annoyed about the warning pretty soon.
I know we just talked whether I would accept this patch, but now I
realized that the correct way to extend the last partition to the end of
the device is to use size 0. This works under barebox and Linux.


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