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# Mapping of \device\harddisk12 and beyond

• From: "Loh, Joe" <joel at pivot3 dot com>
• To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
• Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 13:55:36 -0600
• Subject: Mapping of \device\harddisk12 and beyond

```We are currently using Cygwin to test an iSCSI based storage subsystem.
Recently we are discussing about a test that will be connecting to 32
iSCSI volumes, effectively creating a total of 33 (32 + 1 direct
attached disk) harddisk references in Windows.  In reviewing the current
POSIX mapping, we realized from
http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-specialnames.html#id4676548 that
Cygwin only maps up to /dev/sd1 <=> \device\harddisk11.

Question 1: Is that the maximum number of \device\harddisk reference
that Cygwin supports?
Question 2: If not what is the the maximum?
Question 3: Is there anyway within Cygwin that I can "mount" the other
\device\harddisk references beyond the limitation?