> Well, if you're going to do this, at least make it possible to tie all
> the sd devices to a single major (i.e. the numeric compatibility layer
> simply maps to the new single major scheme internally). It would also
> be nice for numeric compatibility to be a compile time option too...
The real issue is that almost all consumers of the new kernel
will have a /dev populated with old numbers. Only new installs
(completely fresh) won't be burdened. And new installs won't be the
majority of 2.6 users for quite some time after 2.6.0.
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