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SubjectRe: [PATCH] register_blkdev
> IMHO that's a bad change, (un)register_blkdev should just go away
> completly.

Yes, it would be best if the kernel became perfect at once.
But the patch is rather large. Better go in small steps.

Did you read the patch?

+/* Can be merged with blk_probe or deleted altogether. Later. */
+static struct blk_major_name {


[You often do general cleanup. My purpose is not to do
general cleanup, although this is a cleanup. My purpose
is to give us a 32-bit dev_t. After this patch the last
occurrence of MAX_BLKDEV is in raw.c. If Linus takes it,
the next patch will eliminate MAX_BLKDEV.]
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