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    SubjectRe: 64-bit kdev_t - just for playing
    On Tue, 2003-04-01 at 00:42, Roman Zippel wrote:
    > Hi,
    > On 31 Mar 2003, Alan Cox wrote:
    > > > 2. What compromises can we make for 2.6?
    > >
    > > Defaulting char devices to 256 minors and a lot of space so stuff doesnt
    > > break. Viro has done the block stuff and we have the scope to do sane
    > > stuff like /dev/disk/.. for all disks now.
    > What do you mean with "a lot of space so stuff doesnt break"?

    We need to default to 12:20 for char but where the 20 is actually
    defaulting to 0000xx so we don't get extra minors for any device
    that hasnt been audited for it

    > > Glibc already has a bigger dev_t
    > and a broken mknod implementation...

    Easy enough to deal with

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