linux and rawdisk...

Dan Merillat harik at
Wed Nov 3 08:32:08 UTC 1999

I see linux dosn't support mmap() on raw disks.

open("/dev/hdd", O_RDONLY)              = 3
mmap(NULL, 1024, PROT_READ, MAP_SHARED, 3, 0) = -1 ENODEV (No such device)

Is this possible?  How ugly is it to do in other OSes?


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