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Linux device number bug report

From: Wang Chen
Subject: Linux device number bug report
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 13:05:12 +0800


I have some questions about device

In Linux kernel 2.6, device number will be extended from 16-bit to 32-bit. All utilities and libraries should make corresponding extension for this new feature in kernel 2.6.

I find that “binutils-” uses structure dev_t and operates the device number
as 16-bit.

In file include/mpw/sys/types.h: 8

dev_t is defined as a short type. It seems not to correspond to device number extension.

Since I didn’t find any information about this aspect in homepage of this package, I wonder whether the latest version has completed the device number extension? If not, will it be completed in the future? And when?

Looking forward to answering.

Wang Chen
Dept. of Technology and Development
Nanjing Fujitsu Nanda Software Tech. Co., Ltd.(FNST)
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