Re: Linux/Pro -- clusters

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Sat Dec 08 2001 - 23:22:54 EST

On Sat, 8 Dec 2001 wrote:
> Oh, well. It _is_ going to be quite painful to switch things around.
> I don't understand at all. It is not painful at all.
> Things are completely straightforward.
> A kdev_t is a pointer to all information needed, nowhere a lookup,
> except at open time.


I refuse to have the same structure for block devices and character
devices. We already know that they are different.

Which means that I _will_ rename the thing.

Which means that the patch will be straightforward, but painful.

> I am sure also Al will tell you that there is no problem.

To me, touching a few hundred files, even if it's almost a
search-and-replace operation is always painful. Much more painful than
touching just one subsystem..


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