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SubjectRe: [PATCH] register_blkdev
On Fri, 7 Mar 2003 22:57:10 +0000 Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> wrote:

| On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 02:55:18PM -0800, Joel Becker wrote:
| > On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 02:12:17PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
| > > On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 12:30:29PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
| > > > 32-bit dev_t is an important (and very late!) thing to get into the 2.5
| > > > stream. Can we put this ahead of cleanup stuff?
| > >
| > > Can we get people to agree that this will even go into 2.5, due to the
| > > lateness of it? I didn't think it was going to happen.

Yes from this side of the street.

| > This is essential. There are installations using >1000 disks
|
| and? we still have tons of free block majors..

What has to be done to uses those? Just grab unassigned majors from devices.txt
and run with them, or something else? (as well as mknod's of course)
Or use devfs?

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~Randy
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