[lkml]   [2001]   [May]   [14]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants

On Mon, 14 May 2001, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Note also that persistence of permissions and hardcoded in-kernel naming
> is a problem throughout proc... It's not unique to in-driver
> filesystems.

Also note how a 32-bit (or 64-bit) dev_t does NOT make it any easier to
manage permissions or anything like that anyway. Look at the current mess
/dev is. Imagine it an order of magnitude worse.

Big device numbers are _not_ a solution. I will accept a 32-bit one, but
no more, and I will _not_ accept a "manage by hand" approach any more. The
time has long since come to say "No". Which I've done. If you can't make
it manage the thing automatically with a script, you won't get a hardcoded
major device number just because you're lazy.

End of discussion.


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 12:53    [W:0.184 / U:0.604 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site