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SubjectRe: possible SCSI device numbering solution

On Tue, 25 Jun 1996 23:30:54 +0200 (MET DST), Gerd Knorr
<> said:

> On Tue, 25 Jun 1996, Andrew E. Mileski wrote:
>> > One thing tho, would we even need more than 65536 major devices?

>> I'm reminded of somebody saying, "they'll never need more than 640k". :-/

> This really is'nt a problem. If you look back, the capacity of hard
> disks increased, not the number of hard disks in a system. It's much more
> likely that we run in trouble becauce 32 bits are to small to count the
> all the sectors of a disk...

Well, that gives us 2TB of disk space. We're not going to run into
this limit _just_ yet... (famous last words)

Stephen Tweedie <>
Department of Computer Science, Edinburgh University, Scotland.

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