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SubjectRe: Minor numbers
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> Hmm. You make me search for this old patch.
> Since Linus' reaction was not exactly positive I left
> the topic again, but there must be a copy somewhere..

Given current real world evolution Im very interested in 32bit dev_t or at
least implementing the 'lots of majors' half of it because we are probably
going to need it in the 2.5 years before we have a 2.6

> The system call itself cannot easily be changed to take a larger dev_t,
> mostly because under old glibc the high order part would be random.

Is that true or is it always happening to be clear ? I was rather hoping all
C libraries happened to clear the upper half

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