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    SubjectRe: Minor numbers under 2.6
    On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 03:19:32PM +0400, Manu Abraham wrote:
    > Hi,
    > Can somebody clarify a question that i have ?
    >
    > Say under 2.4 kernel, char device drivers had a minor number of int. In the
    > 2.6 kernels, this number was increased to 20 bits from 8 bits. Under 2.6 i
    > could use "mknod -c major, minor".
    >
    > How can i achieve something similar with 2.6 taking into consideration that i
    > have to create more than 255 minors ?

    The same way:
    # mknod foo c 100 10000
    # ls -l foo
    crw-r--r-- 1 root root 100, 10000 Jun 2 07:48 foo

    Just make sure you have a up to date glibc.

    Hope this helps,

    greg k-h
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