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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? :)

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