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SubjectRe: [PATCH] dev_t [1/3] wrote:
> 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.

What does that whole hash/cache/refcount setup in there actually do, and why
can we afford to remove it for 2.6?

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