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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> On Tue, 15 May 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> >
> > For block devices that seems to work well. char devices are harder and I'd
> > rather issue the occasional new major than have people registering automatic
> > cabbage slicers as a tty or a disk because they cant get a device id.
>
> What are the valid cases that couldn't just register as a misc'ish
> driver? The one that stands out is serial devices (you have hundreds of
> them), but that's the same argument as a disk anyway.

/dev/fbN, /dev/dspN, /dev/videoN, ...

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