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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
On Monday May 14, wrote:
> 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

Oh, yes. So it does. Give it '0' and it will choose one. I went
looking for this functionality once and just couldn't find it.... must
be blind :-)

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