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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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