Re: [PATCH] register_blkdev

Joel Becker (
Fri, 7 Mar 2003 14:55:18 -0800

On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 02:12:17PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 12:30:29PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > 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?
> Can we get people to agree that this will even go into 2.5, due to the
> lateness of it? I didn't think it was going to happen.

This is essential. There are installations using >1000 disks
today (on other OSes, generally). It can't wait another 2.5 years.



Life's Little Instruction Book #237

"Seek out the good in people."

Joel Becker Senior Member of Technical Staff Oracle Corporation E-mail: Phone: (650) 506-8127 - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to More majordomo info at Please read the FAQ at