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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
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Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com> writes:

[...]

> Nobody really uses it because it would require you to add a line or
> two to your init scripts to pick up the major number from
> /proc/devices, and that's obviously too hard. Much better to just
> hardcode randome numbers, right?

And thereby avoid using procfs. Hardcoding is the way the BSDs seem to
be going.

Clueless suggestion: I suppose you could allocate numbers on kernel
build or something.

[...]

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