Re: 32bit dev_t

From: Steven Dake (
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 16:29:17 EST


Linux doesn't really need a 32 bit kdev_t structure to support 1000
disks. There is plenty of device space available to support over 1500
disks by modifying the linux scsi layer.


Joel Becker wrote:

> Who is tracking the 32bit dev_t effort for 2.5? There are
>already existing installations with 500 to 1000 disks attached to a
>system, and I don't know that Linux really wants to wait four years to
>get there!
> If someone could point me to a current patch or any current
>information about the issues, I'd really appreciate it.

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