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SubjectRe: 64-bit kdev_t - just for playing
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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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