64bit dev_t (was: Re: /proc/pci)

Geert Uytterhoeven (Geert.Uytterhoeven@cs.kuleuven.ac.be)
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 10:18:20 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 25 Sep 1997, Michael Neuffer wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Sep 1997, Teunis Peters wrote:
> > On the flip side, /proc means that the SCSI-silliness (moving /sdX based
> > on which appeared first) won't happen.
> >[...]
> > We definitely need some kind of /proc and make sure it's fast though.
> > [pity we can't boot off of /proc/scsi/ID...]
> For this to be implemented cleanly, we still need to make the transition
> to a larger dev_t (32 or even better 64bit) inside the kernel.
> glibc2/libc6 already supports a 64bit dev_t.

Any chances this will be done in 2.1.x? If it won't it will be for 2.3.x (or
3.1.x?), and we all know that then we won't see it in a stable version before
1999 (possibly interfering with the release of Win98? :-) ...



Geert Uytterhoeven                     Geert.Uytterhoeven@cs.kuleuven.ac.be
Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP}  http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~geert/
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium