Re: [PATCH] register_blkdev

Andrew Morton (
Fri, 7 Mar 2003 12:30:29 -0800

Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 08:32:01PM +0100, wrote:
> > > IMHO that's a bad change, (un)register_blkdev should just go away
> > > completly.
> >
> > Yes, it would be best if the kernel became perfect at once.
> > But the patch is rather large. Better go in small steps.
> >
> > Did you read the patch?
> Yes, I did. What I object to is the prototype changes you did which
> make absolutely no sense to get into 2.5 now when the functions will
> disappear before 2.6. Feel free to change the actual implementation,
> I couldn't care less on you wasting your time on that :)

32-bit dev_t is an important (and very late!) thing to get into the 2.5
stream. Can we put this ahead of cleanup stuff?

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