Re: Errors on non existing partitions

Steffen Grunewald (
Mon, 19 Jan 1998 20:59:59 +0100 (MET)

"Winfried Truemper writes"
|> > The numbering is in hex. 08:14 is /dev/sdb4.
|> Thank you to everyone who pointed that out (in private mail). I read the
|> source now and I wonder why it's not printed as 0x08:0x14 (or printed
|> decimal).
As far as I can tell, most kernel messages (not only Linux') are in hex.
They aren't meant to be read by mere humans anyway :-)
Would you like the kernel being bloated by 0x... prefixes for every oops
and panic message ?!?!^
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