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

From: Andries Brouwer (
Date: Thu Jul 17 2003 - 19:04:44 EST

On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 11:49:15PM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:

> But why do you need a 32bit interface to the kernel when a
> 32:32 interface exists? Userland can translate 32 bit major/minor
> into 32:32 to the kernel, if a 64 bits syscall exists.

I? A 32bit interface to the kernel? Why do you think I want one?

The discussion has become too long, and people react to single
sentences in a reply instead of reading the thread.

[This started when I answered Andrew and wrote about a dev_t:
8+8 when 16-bit, otherwise 16+16 when 32-bit, otherwise 32+32.
Look: no kernel involved. No interface involved.
This structure is defined by <sys/sysmacros.h>.]

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