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SubjectRe: 64-bit kdev_t - just for playing
Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>
> For block devices this is no problem, they register regions not majors.
> For character devices that sounds the way to go, too. I'll look into it
> once I've finished by devfs API sanitizing, but if viro magically reappeared
> and could post his existing patches for it this would make it even easier...
>

Personally I think it's needless complexity (workaround for a too-small
address space which is better fixed by making the address space larger),
but it does allow for more flexibility and assuming it doesn't come with
unacceptable overhead I guess it doesn't hurt.

-hpa

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