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    SubjectRe: Migrating to larger numbers
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    Followup to:  <199906072316.JAA05265@vindaloo.atnf.CSIRO.AU>
    By author: Richard Gooch <rgooch@atnf.csiro.au>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
    >
    > Alan Cox writes:
    > > > >>>>> "Alan" == Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> writes:
    > > > > 64bit dev_t's are going to cause some real problems. I would suggest you
    > > > > try passing a 64bit dev_t over NFS - especially to non unix clients before
    > > > > you do this.
    > > >
    > > > Wouldn't devfs make devices-on-foofs completely unnecessary ?
    > >
    > > Of course not.
    >
    > Why not? Assuming all your drivers have devfs support, you don't need
    > device support in your filesystems.
    >

    Uh, yeah, right.

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