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SubjectRe: [PATCH] register_blkdev
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On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 15:17, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> 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?

Sure. You could grab unassigned majors...if that is what you want to
do. There are a number of ways to "get around" the lack of minor
numbers. None of them follow conventional thinking with regards to
major/minor usage.

John

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