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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?

-Andi
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