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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
Alan Cox writes:
> > Argh! What I wrote in text is what I meant to say. The code didn't
> > match. No wonder people seemed to be missing the point. So the line of
> > code I actually meant was:
> > if (strcmp (buffer + len - 3, "/cd") != 0) {
>
> drivers/kitchen/bluetooth/vegerack/cd
>
> its the cabbage dicer still ..

No, because it violates the standard. Just as we can define a major
number to have a specific meaning, we can define a name in the devfs
namespace to have a specific meaning.

Yes, it's broken if someone writes a cabbage dicer driver and uses
"cd" as the leaf node name for devfs.

Yes, it's broken if someone writes a cabbage dicer driver and uses
the same major as the IDE CD-ROM or SCSI CD-ROM drivers.

Regards,

Richard....
Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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