Re: 2.5.2-pre7 still missing bits of kdev_t

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 13:11:05 EST

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> >
> > As mentioned to viro on IRC, I think init_special_inode should take
> > major and minor arguments, to nudge the filesystem implementors into
> > thinking that major and minor should be treated separately, and be given
> > additional thought as to how they are encoded on-disk.
> Yes. If somebody sends me a patch, I'll apply it in a jiffy.

Guys, wait a minute with that. There is a related issue (->i_rdev
becoming dev_t) and I'd rather see it handled first.

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