Subject: Re: 32 bit dev_t, Revision 2
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/11/1998 15:21:47
On Sun, 11 Jan 1998, David Brownlee wrote:

: 	One other thought - this sounds like the ideal time to expand the
: 	max number of partition per device from 8, maybe to 32? (even if
: 	only 26 are easily usable, and leave the default MAKEDEV creating
: 	say 16)

That's one of many purposes of this transition.  The first testbed patches
will likely just equate "old" and "new" device numbers until I'm convinced
that the compatibility is solid.  Then we can go and start renumbering.... 

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