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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kdevt-diff
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Followup to:  <200304142218.h3EMIKIO017775@turing-police.cc.vt.edu>
By author: Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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> On Mon, 14 Apr 2003 15:11:10 PDT, Joel Becker said:
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> > I guess I'm wondering what made you choose "consistency across
> > legacy filesystems" over "consistency across our expanded device space".
>
> I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and say that being able to
> boot using the /dev on an iso9660 CD is a requirement for most distros?
>

Not really, but it's certainly a nice capability. However, iso9660
(RockRidge, actually) has 64 bits of dev_t space; it's actually split
into two 32-bit entries specified as "high 32 bits" and "low 32 bits."

I'm not positive if Linux expects those to contain major:minor or
0:<16-bit-dev_t>.

-hpa
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