Subject: Re: 32 bit dev_t, Revision 3
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 01/14/1998 13:27:57
On Wed, 14 Jan 1998 10:15:59 -0800 (PST)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Studenmund) wrote:
> Since we scan for sd, and attach them wherever we find them (even on
> ATAPI busses!), I'd say device,LUN -> unit and partition -> subunit.
Can we _please please_ drop the idea of making a unit number out of
a <target,lun>? Autoconfiguration dynamically assigns the unit numbers
based on locators configuration entries, does device cloning, etc.
The suggestion of tying disk unit number to very specific-to-what-the-disk-
sits-on locator information is contrary to how we've been assigning unit
numbers for ... many years now.
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