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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
On Monday May 14, torvalds@transmeta.com wrote:
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> End of discussion.
>
> Linus
>

...and start of education please...

I want to create a new block device - it is a different interface to
the software-raid code that allows the arrays to be partitioned using
normal partition tables.

So I need a major number - to give to devfs_register_blkdev at least.
You don't want me to have a hardcoded one (which is fine) so I need a
dynamically allocated one - yes?

This means that we need some analogue to {get,put}_unnamed_dev that
manages a range of dynamically allocated majors.
Is there such a beast already, or does someone need to write it?
What range(s) should be used for block devices?

Am I missing something obvious here?

NeilBrown
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