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SubjectRe: possible SCSI device numbering solution
On 23 Jun 1996, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
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> They probably would. However, just solving the SCSI issue doesn't
> deal with the overall problem of device number exhaustion. For SCSI
> disks, for example, 15 partitions really isn't enough. 256 pty's
> isn't really enough. We really do need at least a 32-bit dev_t.
>
> -hpa

There is little point going through the disruption that changing it would
be, to change it again, so we may as well go to a 64 bit dev_t. One
thing tho, would we even need more than 65536 major devices? ie 16 bit
major, 48 bit minor (or 281474976710656 minor numbers (2.8*10^14) ;)
Bryn
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