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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
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.
>

It's not so much about hardcoding the names as hardcoding the *STRUCTURE*
of the names. For example, the current devfs has /dev/misc/* which is
completely bogus -- it exposes an implementation detail (using the
miscdev API as opposed to the charmajor API) which should be hidden; in
fact a number of drivers have started their lives as miscdev devices and
changed over time.

-hpa

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