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SubjectRe: LVM 1.0 release decision
Followup to:  <>
By author: Alan Cox <>
In newsgroup:
> A new format is fine but import old ones properly. And if you do a new format
> stop using kdev_t on disk - it will change size soon

Not to mention that it might end up being a pointer, or go away (to be
replaced with kchrdev_t, kblkdev_t or something like that.)

*** kdev_t does not belong in user space or on disk; it is a kernel
transient object. ***

Personally I can't believe this code went into the mainstream kernel
*at all* with this wart in it.

<> at work, <> in private!
"Unix gives you enough rope to shoot yourself in the foot."
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