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SubjectRe: MAX_FB: maximum number of fbdevs
Geert Uytterhoeven writes:
>
> Because of historical reasons[*], the minor numbering for special device nodes
> for frame buffer devices contains gaps:
>
> 0 = /dev/fb0 First frame buffer
> 32 = /dev/fb1 Second frame buffer
> 64 = /dev/fb2 Third frame buffer
> ...
> 1. Remove the gaps and number the device nodes naturally:
>
> 0 = /dev/fb0 First frame buffer
> 1 = /dev/fb1 Second frame buffer
> 2 = /dev/fb2 Third frame buffer
> ...
>
> Disadvantages:
> - Not 100% backwards compatible: requires recreating special device nodes
> /dev/fb* other than /dev/fb0.

<smirk>This is no problem for those of us running devfs</smirk>.

Regards,

Richard....
Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca


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