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

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Thu Jul 17 2003 - 04:24:44 EST

Joel Becker <> wrote:
> Well, exporting devices over NFS is always tricky, because if
> the server isn't an identical OS, you can't even trust the numbers. As
> you point out, you get the platform's idea of a device number, and that
> doesn't map to your local OS.

And surely the task of mangling whatever comes off the wire into a dev_t for
init_special_inode() should be private to the Linux NFS client?

Still wondering why we need to support a 16:16 encoding in [k]dev_t.

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