Re: [PATCH] print_dev_t for 2.6.0-test1-mm

From: Joel Becker (
Date: Thu Jul 17 2003 - 03:27:17 EST

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 04:49:17PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Please describe a scenario in which a filesystem which works on current
> kernels will, in a 64-bit-dev_t kernel, call init_special_inode() with a
> 16:16 encoded device number.

        Perhaps he's thinking of NFSv2. If you want to make a device
bigger than 8:8... Personally, I'm happy to ignore NFSv2 for this.
        If we did support a 32bit median format, I would suggest we
either use Peter's strategy or we use 12:20. 16:16 is so limiting.



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