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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/18] lirc core device driver infrastructure
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    On Thursday 11 September 2008 14:30:00 Christoph Bartelmus wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > on 09 Sep 08 at 13:03, Jarod Wilson wrote:
    > > On Tuesday 09 September 2008 03:40:18 Sebastian Siewior wrote:
    >
    > [...]
    >
    > >>>+EXTRA_CFLAGS =-DIRCTL_DEV_MAJOR=61 -DLIRC_SERIAL_TRANSMITTER -I$(src)
    > >>
    > >> Do you rely on this specific major? Since your daemon opens /dev/lirc0
    > >> you don't need a fixed major do you?
    > >
    > > Good question. Quite honestly, I'm not sure. Christoph?
    >
    > LIRC does not rely on a specific major. But to be honest, the last time I
    > looked into this issue, was when devfs was bleeding-edge...
    >
    > So, we need some advice here how to proceed. Should we try to register an
    > official major number for LIRC? Should we try to have a minor number
    > mapping, e.g.
    > /dev/lirc/serial/0 LIRC device on 1st UART serial port
    > ...
    > /dev/lirc/serial/n LIRC device on n-th UART serial port
    > /dev/lirc/parallel/0 LIRC device on 1st parallel port
    > ...
    > /dev/lirc/parallel/n LIRC device on n-th parallel port
    > /dev/lirc/usb/0 1st LIRC USB device
    > ...

    Janne took a crack at dynamic device allocation earlier today, committed into
    my git tree:

    http://git.wilsonet.com/linux-2.6-
    lirc.git/?a=commitdiff;h=ea74897bf7b03e2ed2401df3815637caa0702eab

    Haven't yet tested it out, that's on tap for tonight...

    --
    Jarod Wilson
    jarod@redhat.com



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