Re: Poor device management

David S. Miller (
Tue, 19 May 1998 00:54:43 -0700

From: John Goerzen <>
Date: 19 May 1998 00:08:26 -0500

1. It appears that Linux can support a maximum of 16 SCSI hard drives
per system, according to devices.txt.

This is a serious issue as we would like to have more than that on
some machines but the OS does not appear to support that. The
allocated block of device numbers appears to have no support for more.

Fixed in the VGER tree and patches to overcome this are in Linus's
incoming patch queue.

David S. Miller

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