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SubjectRe: Minors remaining in Major 10 ??
Andre Hedrick wrote:
>
> HPA,
>
> Thoughts on granting all block subsystems a general access misc-char minor
> to do special service access that can not be down to a given device if it
> is open. There are some things you can not do to a device if you are
> using its device-point to gain entry. Also do the grab a neighboor and
> force the migration to find the desired major/minor is painful.
>

Hmmm... this would be better done using a dedicated major (and then minor
= block major.) This is something we can do in 2.5 once we have the
larger dev_t; at this point, I'd be really hesitant to allocate
additional that aren't obligatory.

-hpa

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