Re: 32bit dev_t

From: Joel Becker (
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 16:56:02 EST

On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 02:29:17PM -0700, Steven Dake wrote:
> 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.

        First, that's an approach that removes space from other devices.
In addition, I suspect we'll see 2000 disk systems before we see 2.8.



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