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SubjectRe: possible SCSI device numbering solution
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> > I'm reminded of somebody saying, "they'll never need more than 640k". :-/
> >
> > But anyhoot, 16/48 bit majors/minors seems reasonable to me.
> > Of course, this is a blind guess - we really should discuss how
> > majors/minors will be assigned and used first. We could easily gobble up
> > 128-bits with a poor system, or, improve the current one and stick with
> > 16-bits.
>
> any idea how the "ls -l" output should look like for larger dev_t ?
>
> crw-r----- 1 root kmem 1, 2 Aug 29 1992 /dev/kmem
> brw-rw---- 1 root root 65535, 281474976710655 Apr 1 2001 /dev/last_dev_16_48
> brw-rw---- 1 root root 4294967295, 4294967295 Apr 1 2001 /dev/last_dev_32_32
> brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 0 May 4 1994 /dev/sda
>
> doesn't look too nice ;-)
>
> Harald

Does anybody have a problem with a custom 'ls' using hex?

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