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

From: Andries Brouwer (
Date: Thu Jul 17 2003 - 06:19:55 EST

On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 10:46:35AM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:

> The filesystem driver itself must convert from native rdev to linux 32:32.

Look at the mknod utility.
The user types major,minor.
The system call uses dev_t.
This means that user space needs to be able to combine
major,minor into a dev_t.

It is not a good idea to require of mknod that it knows
about the filesystem the node is going to be created on.


[In other words: we invent something, and what we invent is
encoded in <sys/sysmacros.h>. It cannot depend on fs type.]

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