Re: [PATCH] register_blkdev

Alan Cox (
08 Mar 2003 01:14:23 +0000

On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 23:45, Greg KH wrote:
> I would too. Andries's patches look like the right thing to do, so far
> as I've seen. But there are larger, social issues, that probably need
> to be answered first (like convincing Linus and others that this is
> really needed).
> > > But if it is, a lot of character drivers need to be audited...
> >
> > What has to be done there?
> I haven't seen a patch yet, to really know what will be necessary. But
> for one, a lot of drivers have static arrays where they just "know" that
> there can't be more than 256 minors under their control.

So we need a maxminors flag in the register for 2.6 I guess ?

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