Re: 32bit dev_t

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 17:21:01 EST

On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 01:56:02PM -0800, Joel Becker wrote:
> 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.

Of course, we know the solution is /dev/disk, as mentioned by Linus at
least a couple times, which eliminates a lot of dev_t limitation
issues... :)


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