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SubjectRe: [STATUS 2.5] January 17, 2001
So are you suggesting I add the following task to my list?
o Finalize new device naming convention (Linus Torvalds)

-- Guillaume



On 17 Jan 2002 at 14:14, Tim Pepper wrote:

> I'm not sure if any of the block changes already include this or if
> this will rekindle the flamewar on devfs, but something's going to need
> to happen with device naming.
>
> At the very least the upcoming change to the major/minor allocation
> will allow large numbers of block devices and fs/partitions/check.c's
> disk_name() will break. I think a lot of the scsi code's ready to support
> a large number of devices. It'd be kind of ugly to have it find them
> and disk_name() give them colliding names or names with odd extended
> characters.
>
> There's already code out there to allow the sd to find more than 128
> devices and I've seen it in use where there are enough luns to cause
> disk_name() to call them interesting names.
>
> Tim
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