kernel dev_t elimination patch for review

Bruce Evans bde at
Fri Jun 11 11:16:40 GMT 2004

On Fri, 11 Jun 2004, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> This patch changes "dev_t" in the kernel to "struct cdev *"
> and is 337K of boredom like:
> 	-static dev_t perfdev;
> 	+static struct cdev *perfdev;
> People who maintain cross-platform or cross-version source code in
> the kernel, should take a close look at this patch.
> If you don't like the way I have done it (which is mostly automated)
> you are more than welcome to commit your own patch, all you have
> to do is use "struct cdev *" instead of "dev_t", and you can do
> that already now.

This mangles the formatting in approximately 10% of cases (mainly for
dev_t\t\t and for almost all dev_t's in structs; in structs it tends
to misindent both the member name and the comment).


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