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SubjectRe: Question: multiple major numbers - one driver
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Chris Parker writes:
> I have a need for more than 256 minor numbers. I could add some
> more major numbers, thus getting the number of majors * 256.
> I would like to have only device driver loaded to handle the
> multiple majors.

Look at the SCSI/IDE/COMPAQ Smart RAID/etc drivers that have multiple
major numbers registered (per Documentation/devices.txt). Some of
the storage drivers have been allocating blocks of 8 major numbers at
a time.

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
\ would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/ -- Dogbert
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