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    SubjectRe: Getting past the 16-bit dev_t limitation.
    John Byrne wrote:

    > 1.) Can anyone tell me if there is a (Linus approved) solution in the
    > works for this for the 2.4.xx kernel series?

    > I am also curious whether there are plans to do away with the whole
    > concept of major/minor numbers;

    Consider reading up on devfs, which is now integrated into 2.4.
    Basically it is a (optional) special filesystem, where a driver register
    a
    name for each device it serves, possibly in a subdirectory.
    (I.e. all audio devices in /dev/sound/..., all scsi stuff under
    /dev/scsi/...)

    This device filesystem is mounted at /dev during boot, instead of having
    a
    /dev directory with special files.

    Helge Hafting
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