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    SubjectRe: Patch - make config_max_raw_devices work
    Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org> wrote:
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    >
    > > 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.

    Nobody has complained about the 256-device limit thus far. I fully
    expected to lose this one, but I don't think I've bitched about it enough
    yet.

    > Can we reach a compromise? :)

    OK, how about a udelay(10) in each I/O?
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