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SubjectRe: [PATCH] register_blkdev
On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 02:16:51PM -0800, Joel Becker wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 09:52:39PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Having more than one major for disks is a hack. Already.

Damn, to you actually read what I wrote in all previous mails? THE MAJOR/MINOR
SPLIT IS GONE FOR BLOCK DEVICES. There are just ranges, the only difference
with a bigger dev_t is that the total amount of claimed space can be bigger.

> We've already got systems with 4000 disks attached. Registered
> with the system, even. This isn't hiding behind some big array. They
> are part of the system. No, it's not on Linux, because Linux can't
> handle it. But if the system wants to go Linux, Linux has to handle it.
> And 1900 disks wont' cut it *today*. Never mind 2 years from now.

So if you need so damn lot why don't you start auditing the character drivers
now instead of whining?

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