Re: [PATCH] register_blkdev

Alan Cox (
08 Mar 2003 01:04:05 +0000

On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 22:57, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > This is essential. There are installations using >1000 disks
> and? we still have tons of free block majors..

You can throw 65536 volumes onto a single S/390 box. Going to 32bit
dev_t sorts out a lot of the problems people have with major numbering
and allocation of devices sensibly, it means I can finally get the
space to do stuff like supporting session mounting on cd too

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