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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
Richard Gooch wrote:
>
> H. Peter Anvin writes:
> > Richard Gooch wrote:
> > >
> > > Erm, let's start again. My central point is that you can use devfs
> > > names to reliably figure out what kind of device a FD is, as a cleaner
> > > alternative to comparing major numbers. Therefore, I'm challenging the
> > > notion that you need to reserve magic major numbers in order to
> > > distinguish devices.
> >
> > Noone in this tree has made that claim. Everyone agree it's
> > butt-ugly. However, your solution is by and large just as
> > butt-ugly.
>
> So you'd prefer some kind of capability list?
>

Yes.

-hpa

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