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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
H. Peter Anvin writes:
> Richard Gooch wrote:
> >
> > Erm, let's start again. My central point is that you can use devfs
> > names to reliably figure out what kind of device a FD is, as a cleaner
> > alternative to comparing major numbers. Therefore, I'm challenging the
> > notion that you need to reserve magic major numbers in order to
> > distinguish devices.
> Noone in this tree has made that claim. Everyone agree it's
> butt-ugly. However, your solution is by and large just as
> butt-ugly.

So you'd prefer some kind of capability list?


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