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SubjectRe: Disk Compression
> Keith Rohrer <> writes:
> > If nothing else, the device number wasn't registered and conflicts with
> > the Cyclades driver in the main distribution.
> You're wrong on both counts. It was registered (see
> /usr/src/linux/Documentation/devices.txt)
Oops, my bad; I didn't bother to check, but relied on a memory of the
double kernel patch failing when I upgraded to the kernel version which
first included the Cyclades driver, at that particular point.

>and does not conflict with
> the Cyclades driver because block and character devices have different
> "numberspaces."
That they do, though apparently at the time this was little enough used
(or they were declared in separate sequences) that it wasn't obvious from
the code.


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