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SubjectRe: Patch - make config_max_raw_devices work

> Badari wrote basically the same patch a couple of months back. I dropped
> it then, too ;)
>
> raw is a deprecated interface and if we keep on adding new features to it,
> we will never be rid of the thing. If your application requires more than
> 256 raw devices, please convert it to open the block device directly,
> passing in the O_DIRECT flag.

We only deprecated this thing on the 4th Feb 2004. I want to see the raw
driver die but we cant expect apps to change their interfaces in the space
of a month.

Can we reach a compromise? :)

Anton
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