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Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 16:17:00 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: High-priority library replacements?

On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 03:42:23PM -0700, Brad Conroy wrote:
> In case I don't get around to fully researching it, the kernel spews
> out major and minor numbers in /sys that are greater than 255, so
> the makedev in /sys/sysmacros.h is insufficient (also major() and
> minor()???) I noticed because I wrote a shell script that populates
> /dev from /sys in <0.2 seconds but failed for large major/minor
> numbers when I built busybox with musl. At first glance, it looks
> like dev_t needs to be uint and have the extra bits from major and
> minor prepended as in the kernel's dev_t?

Should be fixed in git. Let me know if it doesn't work right.


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