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SubjectRe: SCSI device numbering (was: Re: Ideas for v2.1

>Anyway, I think we should be ok with a 12+20 bit dev_t, that sounds like
>the best solution right now.

OK, but the point was that 20 bits for a minor number is insufficient
for a fixed mapping of devices to minor numbers. It would be sufficient
if we wanted to continue to use dynamic mapping of minors to devices, of
course.

This is why I wanted this issue carefully discussed before we
actually do any coding. I know that lots of people don't like dynamic
mapping of minors to devices, and I don't yet have a feel as to whether
people will accept scsidev as a permenant solution or not.

A 64 bit dev_t presents it's own problems of course, but I just
wanted to make sure that we are not forgetting why this discussion got
started in the first place.

-Eric


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