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SubjectRe: possible SCSI device numbering solution
>> I'm not sure how well this would work, but I imagine scsidev and initrd
>> could make a really good combination.
>
>They probably would. However, just solving the SCSI issue doesn't
>deal with the overall problem of device number exhaustion. For SCSI
>disks, for example, 15 partitions really isn't enough. 256 pty's
>isn't really enough. We really do need at least a 32-bit dev_t.

I agree, but scsidev and initrd exist now, and should consequently
provide an acceptable method of SCSI drive naming with current
kernels.

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