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authorSan Mehat <>2016-03-15 14:53:26 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2016-03-15 16:55:16 -0700
commit0d9c51a6e1df4651379b8fca8a7a96595cd9988a (patch)
tree1e0284c54732a99c407bc322f86a80d7d0a21747 /block
parent8d67d3c2444fd3bb787cc6c27053717c01155966 (diff)
block: partition: add partition specific uevent callbacks for partition info
This patch has been carried in the Android tree for quite some time and is one of the few patches required to get a mainline kernel up and running with an exsiting Android userspace. So I wanted to submit it for review and consideration if it should be merged. For partitions, add new uevent parameters 'PARTN' which specifies the partitions index in the table, and 'PARTNAME', which specifies PARTNAME specifices the partition name of a partition device. Android's userspace uses this for creating device node links from the partition name and number, ie: /dev/block/platform/soc/by-name/system or /dev/block/platform/soc/by-num/p1 One can see its usage here: and [ dropped NPARTS and reworded commit message for context] Signed-off-by: Dima Zavin <> Signed-off-by: John Stultz <> Cc: Jens Axboe <> Cc: Rom Lemarchand <> Cc: Android Kernel Team <> Cc: Jeff Moyer <> Cc: <> Cc: Kees Cook <> Cc: Kay Sievers <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'block')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/block/partition-generic.c b/block/partition-generic.c
index fefd01b496a0..5d8701941054 100644
--- a/block/partition-generic.c
+++ b/block/partition-generic.c
@@ -217,10 +217,21 @@ static void part_release(struct device *dev)
+static int part_uevent(struct device *dev, struct kobj_uevent_env *env)
+ struct hd_struct *part = dev_to_part(dev);
+ add_uevent_var(env, "PARTN=%u", part->partno);
+ if (part->info && part->info->volname[0])
+ add_uevent_var(env, "PARTNAME=%s", part->info->volname);
+ return 0;
struct device_type part_type = {
.name = "partition",
.groups = part_attr_groups,
.release = part_release,
+ .uevent = part_uevent,
static void delete_partition_rcu_cb(struct rcu_head *head)