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SubjectRe: [PATCH] register_blkdev
> the prototype changes you did which make absolutely no sense
> to get into 2.5 now when the functions will disappear before 2.6.

Maybe you are right.
But as I said, my goal is to give us a 32-bit dev_t.
It is not necessary to eliminate register_blkdev now,
or before 2.6, in order to reach that goal.
I agree completely that it should go away, and I moved it
in front of the function it is going to be merged with.

In fact I started on the patch to remove it, but the patch
got too large. Many places do register_blkdev early and
blk_register_region later. If the region is taken already
then allocated memory must be freed etc. Trivial work,
but a largish patch. Better to divide the work in steps.

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