Re: SCSI disk devices

Michael Neuffer (
Sun, 4 May 1997 16:13:48 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sun, 4 May 1997, Eric Youngdale wrote:
> Nonetheless, I think I am going to be forced to update the sd
> driver to dynamicly allocate additional major numbers so that people
> can have access to more than 16 disks. A system with 512 disks would
> use up 32 major numbers, so it is doable. The reason is that once the
> new syscalls are present in the kernel, then the C library would need
> to be updated, and then finally new versions of 'ls' 'mknod' and a few
> other utilities would be needed before people could use the new
> syscalls.

Except for the kernel part, all of this is already available.