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    SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] char/tty_io: fix legacy pty name when more than 256 pty devices are requested
    On 09/08/2009 07:54 PM, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
    >>
    >> IMO, no less weird than a random shift from one naming algorithm to
    >> another in the middle of the sequence.
    >
    > Ok, your algorithm will be fully compatible with the old naming system, as
    > you're encoding the nibbles on this order:
    > [7:4][3:0][*:8]
    >

    Actually it's [7:4][*:8][3:0]. It was the easiest way to get backwards
    compatibility, since it allowed for the use of s[n]printf(). It's not
    by any means the only possibility, but I think the easiest one to describe.

    > From one side, I liked the idea of not having any arbitrary maximum limit, but
    > from other side, It seems easier to implement than to describe it in English,
    > at devices.txt. Maybe the solution is to explain it by examples.
    >
    > Also, if we look at the current device designation, we already have some rule
    > changes.

    That doesn't mean it's a good idea.


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    H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
    I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.



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