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SubjectRE: [linux-usb] Re: USB device allocation

On Fri, 8 Oct 1999, Khimenko Victor wrote:

> In <> Richard B. Johnson ( wrote:
> RJ> On Fri, 8 Oct 1999, Khimenko Victor wrote:
> >>
> >> Devfs DO NOT need major/minor system. It uses major/minor system for existing
> >> devices to simplify conversation but it's not requirement.
> RJ> What? The only reason for any of the stuff in the /dev directory is
> RJ> to associate a major/minor number with a file-descriptor. This happens
> RJ> during open(). This is Unix and that's the way Unix works. the choice
> RJ> of putting such "devices" in the "/dev" directory is policy. They
> RJ> could be anywhere.
> Why it's so important ?

Learn. This place is not exactly UNIX 101, you know...

> RJ> Any 'devfs' cannot violate the Unix policy or you don't have Unix.
> And what if I'm not want Unix ?

Than don't use it, damnitall! WTF are you doing on l-k in that case, may I
ask you? devfs may be good/bad/whatever, but _why_ _the_ _green_ _bloody_
_fsck_ is it discussed on l-k by people who apparently never cared to look
at the code it should interact with? It's not a democracy and vox
co^H^Hpopuli doesn't work here (or anywhere else, for that matter).

Could we _please_ stop this bogosity? Take care to read the kernel source
if you want to produce arguments for inclusion of the thing into system.
It is a prerequisite. And let Richard speak if/when he wants to do it. At
least he _did_ care to RTFS. Sheesh...

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