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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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