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SubjectRe: [patch-2.3.47] /proc/driver/microcode -> /dev/cpu/microcode
On Tue, 22 Feb 2000, George wrote:
> For all these things being moved to /dev from /proc, are major/minors going
> to be created so people can use on-disk /dev or shall it be a "tough, use
> devfs" attitude?

Hi George,

All these things under discussion do not require major/minor numbers
because they are just regular files, e.g. /proc/cpuinfo or
/proc/driver/rtc. Although I agree with Richard that "devfs" is the best
name for devfs, it creates a tiny bit of misconception that it is only for
device nodes. But devfs_register() allows to create both regular files and
device nodes, look at its declaration and read the comments around it.

Tigran A. Aivazian |
Escalations Research Group | tel: +44-(0)1923-813796
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