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KPARTX(8)                Linux Administrator's Manual                KPARTX(8)



NAME
       kpartx - Create device maps from partition tables

SYNOPSIS
       kpartx [-a | -d | -l] [-v] wholedisk

DESCRIPTION
       This  tool,  derived  from util-linux' partx, reads partition tables on specified device and create device maps
       over partitions segments detected. It is called from hotplug upon device maps creation and deletion.

OPTIONS
       -a     Add partition mappings

       -d     Delete partition mappings

       -l     List partition mappings that would be added -a

       -p     set device name-partition number delimiter

       -f     force creation of mappings; overrides 'no_partitions' feature

       -g     force GUID partition table (GPT)

       -s     sync mode. Don't return until the partitions are created

       -v     Operate verbosely

SEE ALSO
       multipath(8) multipathd(8) hotplug(8)

AUTHORS
       This man page was assembled By Patrick Caulfield for the Debian project. From  documentation  provided  by  the
       multipath author Christophe Varoqui, <christophe.varoquiATfree.fr> and others.




                                   July 2006                         KPARTX(8)