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SubjectRe: Larger dev_t
On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 01:06:33PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> Device numbers/names have to be constant in order to detect
> disk layout changes across boots.

Names stay constant, but why the NUMBERS? The names should stay
constant and represent the actual layout on each busses (say:
sane hierachic enumeration) of course.

But /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 could get a new device
number on every reboot, right?

I'm sure, I'm missing some important usage of device of device
numers here (not counting the ones listed already), but I don't
know what ;-)

Otherwise it would be too easy to remove static major/minors and
all the fun allocating them. And LANANA would have one thing less
to worry about ;-)

One thing I certainly miss: DevFS is not mandatory (yet).

Thanks & Regards

Ingo Oeser
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