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    SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
    On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 01:29:51PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > Big device numbers are _not_ a solution. I will accept a 32-bit one, but
    > no more, and I will _not_ accept a "manage by hand" approach any more. The
    > time has long since come to say "No". Which I've done. If you can't make
    > it manage the thing automatically with a script, you won't get a hardcoded
    > major device number just because you're lazy.

    As far as I can see it just needs a /proc/devices that also outputs
    minor ranges with names, and a small program similar to scsidev to
    generate nodes in /dev based on that on the fly on early bootup.

    Is that what you have in mind?

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