Re: [PATCH] register_blkdev

Christoph Hellwig (
Sat, 8 Mar 2003 19:43:31 +0000

On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 11:29:08AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> I agree, I thought this was a 2.7 change, but it's looking like people
> want this change sooner :)

So people should have started working on it sooner. If people really think
they need a 32bit dev_t for their $BIGNUM of disks (and I still don't buy
that argument) we should just introduce it and use it only for block devices
(which already are fixed up for this) and stay with the old 8+8 split for
character devices. Note that Linux is about doing stuff right, not fast.

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