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How are Linux drives named beyond drive 26 (/dev/sdz, ..)?

Jan 11, 2011, 10:02 (1 Talkback[s])


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"It's surprisingly hard to find a definitive answer to the question of what happens with Linux block device names when you get past drive 26 (ie. counting from one, the first disk is /dev/sda and the 26th disk is /dev/sdz, what comes next?) I need to find out because libguestfs is currently limited to 25 disks, and this really needs to be fixed.

"Anyhow, looking at the code we can see that it depends on which driver is in use.

"For virtio-blk (/dev/vd*) the answer is:"

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