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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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