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SubjectRe: Minors remaining in Major 10 ??
Andre Hedrick wrote:
>
> Hi Peter,
>
> Regardless if we rip out the entire rule of majors for dev_t, will there
> be a service dummy driver to various block-devices? There is a real need
> for this if we are going to get full control of the hardware by indirect
> access obtain the functionality that I see and need in the near future.
>

At this point, I'll allocate a device number when someone is ready to
release a driver - no sooner. There simply is not a whole lot of choice
because of the extreme shortage of device numbers that's going to last us
until dev_t gets expanded.

-hpad


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