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SubjectRe: 32bit dev_t
Joel,

Linux doesn't really need a 32 bit kdev_t structure to support 1000
disks. There is plenty of device space available to support over 1500
disks by modifying the linux scsi layer.

Thanks
-steve

Joel Becker wrote:

>Folks,
> Who is tracking the 32bit dev_t effort for 2.5? There are
>already existing installations with 500 to 1000 disks attached to a
>system, and I don't know that Linux really wants to wait four years to
>get there!
> If someone could point me to a current patch or any current
>information about the issues, I'd really appreciate it.
>
>Joel
>
>
>

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