Re: 2.5.2-pre7 still missing bits of kdev_t

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 19:10:42 EST

> At that point it becomes a ABI issue how the mknod _system_call_ argument
> is split up into major/minor, and the rest of the kernel wouldn't really
> care.

You need a mknod2() system call assuming we want hotplug to be able to
create 32bit dev_t's. At the point glibc calls mknod its got an internal
32:32 representation so passing mknod2(char *,int,int) and making sure
mknod doesnt break if we expand further some years hence doesn't seem to
be daft.

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