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+SD and MMC Device Partitions
+============================
+
+Device partitions are additional logical block devices present on the
+SD/MMC device.
+
+As of this writing, MMC boot partitions as supported and exposed as
+/dev/mmcblkXboot0 and /dev/mmcblkXboot1, where X is the index of the
+parent /dev/mmcblkX.
+
+MMC Boot Partitions
+===================
+
+Read and write access is provided to the two MMC boot partitions. Due to
+the sensitive nature of the boot partition contents, which often store
+a bootloader or bootloader configuration tables crucial to booting the
+platform, write access is disabled by default to reduce the chance of
+accidental bricking.
+
+To enable write access to /dev/mmcblkXbootY, disable the forced read-only
+access with:
+
+echo 0 > /sys/block/mmcblkXbootY/force_ro
+
+To re-enable read-only access:
+
+echo 1 > /sys/block/mmcblkXbootY/force_ro
+
+The boot partitions can also be locked read only until the next power on,
+with:
+
+echo 1 > /sys/block/mmcblkXbootY/ro_lock_until_next_power_on
+
+This is a feature of the card and not of the kernel. If the card does
+not support boot partition locking, the file will not exist. If the
+feature has been disabled on the card, the file will be read-only.
+
+The boot partitions can also be locked permanently, but this feature is
+not accessible through sysfs in order to avoid accidental or malicious
+bricking.