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    In message <Pine.LNX.4.44.0206060930240.5920-100000@home.transmeta.com> you wri
    te:
    > Do we have major and minor numbers for sockets and populate /dev
    > with them? No. And as a result, there has _never_ been any sysadmin
    > problems with either.
    Ummm... you don't do much network programming, do you Linus? Don't
    confuse familiarity with fondness: the socket API is *not* a good
    model to copy.

    > You already have to have a system call to bind the particular fd to the
    > futex _anyway_, so do the only sane thing, and allocate the fd _there_,
    > and get rid of that stupid and horrible /dev/futed which only buys you
    > pain, system administration, extra code, and a black star for being
    > stupid.

    Yet another special way to create a special fd? Hmm...

    That might be better than what I proposed, but it's not the epitomy of
    taste either.

    Rusty.
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