|| ||Robert Love <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||18 Apr 2003 17:13:03 -0400|
|| ||Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl, email@example.com|
So I wrote a mknod64(1) tool, so we can play with 64-bit device
numbers. It is available at:
for testing. And that is really its whole purpose because I see no
reason why the mknod in coreutils will not eventually support
But for now this version works and supports the 64-bit dev_t with a
32:32 split. It is also identical in functionality to mknod(1), except
it does not support an initial mode other than the default (i.e., no
Installation is simple but RPM packages are also available.
Usage is the same as mknod, except you may specify a 32-bit value for
the major and the minor device number.
This currently requires 2.5.67-mm4, but I suspect the 64-bit dev_t work
will eventually make its way into Linus's tree.
Note that most utilities cannot see the 64-bit device numbers, i.e.
ls(1) only displays 8-bits of each. You can do a homemade stat64() or
just trust the code.
With the above kernel and this utility, you can play with 64-bit device
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