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SubjectRe: How do I choose an arbitrary minor number for my tty device?
On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 04:36:50PM -0600, Timur Tabi wrote:
> Greg KH wrote:
> > I really don't want to get into it, but the networking code is the only
> > thing that allows this due to the userspace "want" to rename devices
> > because we can't create symlinks to network devices like we can for all
> > other devices (as they use device nodes.)
> >
> > When this function is called, userspace had better know exactly what is
> > going on as it can get confused due to the lack of uevents happening.
>
> Thanks for the explanation, but I'm just concerned that you'll add a comment
> that says, "don't call this function". A quick grep will show that there are
> users of this function, and we'll have this exact conversation all over again.

Care to turn the above into a patch? I'll be glad to apply that as well
:)

thanks,

greg k-h


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