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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
Neil Brown wrote:
> 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?

register_blkdev will assign a dynamic major to your block device, if a
static one is not provided. This has been true since 2.2, maybe 2.0
IIRC.

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