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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants


On Mon, 14 May 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > > Except that Linus wont hand out major numbers, which means I can't even boot
> > > simply off such a device. I bet the vendors in question dont think the sun
> > > shines out of linus backside any more.
> >
> > Not really. Special-casing for mounting root is trivially solvable. BTDT,
> > and you've reviewed the patch.
>
> And lilo ?

LILO uses BIOS, for fsck sake. It couldn't care less for device numbers
on the kernel side. Ask Andries how much do they have in common with
BIOS drive numbers.

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