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    SubjectRe: Migrating to larger numbers
    H. Peter Anvin writes:
    > Christoph Lameter wrote:
    > >
    > > devfs is just another way of mapping filenames to device drivers. Could
    > > not the driver you list somehow tap into the devfs mechanism? The old way
    > > with numbers will be limited in the long run.
    > That's just silly. The devfs idea is that policy goes into the kernel
    > -- that's backwards. Policy is one of the thing that you want to keep
    > miles away.

    No, devfs doesn't put policy into the kernel. It replaces policy in
    existing device drivers: from magic device numbers to device names.
    And of course it doesn't prevent you from using your own favorite
    device names if you really want.



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