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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 31/31] CAPI: Officially claim char major 191
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    On Samstag, 23. Januar 2010 13:48:12 Marcel Holtmann wrote:
    > Hi Alan,
    >
    > > > I found no trace of this mysterious "pcl181" device, neither in-tree
    > > > nor out there in the wild. At the same time, the in-tree CAPI
    > > > middleware is using major 191 for many years now and obviously without
    > > > any conflict. Let's officially claim this major number.
    > >
    > > This is not the way it should have been done but whoever needs spanking
    > > got away with it years ago. Given that this seems the best way forward.
    > >
    > > With LANANA hat on
    >
    > actually in the days of udev, the capifs is not really needed anymore.
    > The right choice would be to remove it. I haven't been enabling it since
    > years.
    >
    So far I understand, the pppd capiplugin is the only user of it, so it could
    be disabled for most users without any problems, as long they are not using
    PPP connections via CAPI.

    I never understand capifs very well, I think that it can be dropped because of
    udev, but maybe need some adjustment in user space as well (make sure that
    udev did create the node before open it).

    I f I remember correctly, here was some proposal to replace the /dev/capi/
    nodes with devpts, this would remove the complete capi_tty device major
    as well.

    Karsten


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