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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
    > --
    > *********************************************************
    > * tpepper@vato dot org * Venimus, Vidimus, *
    > * * Dolavimus *
    > *********************************************************

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