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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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