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SubjectRe: [PATCH] register_blkdev
On Sun, 09 Mar 2003 00:32:56 -0400, Horst von Brand said:
> This kind of changes in the middle of feature freeze are exactly what gets
> you to 2.5 years.

On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 07:43:31PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> So people should have started working on it sooner. If people really think
> they need a 32bit dev_t for their $BIGNUM of disks (and I still don't buy
> that argument) we should just introduce it and use it only for block devices
> (which already are fixed up for this) and stay with the old 8+8 split for
> character devices. Note that Linux is about doing stuff right, not fast.

*shrug* In the end, it's Linus's call on how to balance the release date
against the features that make it in.
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