Re: Request for comments (kdev_t and friends...)

Stephen C. Tweedie (
Mon, 29 Nov 1999 13:01:48 +0000 (GMT)


On Fri, 26 Nov 1999 00:57:46 +0100, Martin Dalecki <>

> Whoever sponsored the RAW device implementation could have as well
> burned the money... This is once again a half done solution on top
> of a basically flawed ground, which is just adding unneccesary
> complexity to a poper resolution of the involved issues.


The API for raw devices is the one which makes sense. The guts of the
implementation are concerned with IO and VM issues. The implementating
of the block device binding is a trivial side-issue which is dictated
by the existing design of the kernel: you are taking issue with maybe
20 lines of code and dismissing the solution for not fixing the entire
kernel while it was at it??

Get real, please.


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