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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
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.


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