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SubjectRe: USB device allocation
david parsons wrote:
>
> In article <linux.kernel.37FA7D3A.F66BFB27@pobox.com>,
> Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com> wrote:
> >"H. Peter Anvin" wrote:
> >> Actually, the need is for a decent-sized dev_t.
> >
> >We're still pre-code-freeze... it would be great to change this before
> >2.4.0.
>
> 3.0
>
> That's a pretty major kernel interface change that will break
> close to everything in userland. If version numbers mean
> anything, this sort of change is suited for a major version
> number revision.

Will changing kdev_t (see linux/kdev_t.h) break userland? Or just cause
a module recompile and break mknod?

Jeff




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