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SubjectRe: [PATCH] dev_t [1/3]
    From: Jeff Garzik <>

> So, kill cdev_cachep, cdev_cache_init,
> cdfind, cdget, cdput, inode->i_cdev, struct char_device.
> All of this is dead code today.

You're also removing refcount code... why not fix it up instead?

I agree your patch is mostly correct from a "today" standpoint,
but from a long term standpoint ...

Your remarks have been made a few times already, and each
time I answered that my objective was to give Linux 2.6
a 32-bit dev_t, and my objective is not to do work that
is not for 2.6 but for 2.8.

Al made a brief appearance last week - if he decides to do
the character device setup now, that might change things.

If he doesnt do this then I wouldnt mind doing it,
but I suppose dev_t will keep us busy for some more time.
There is good progress on the kernel side, but we also
need some glibc fixes.

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