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SubjectRe: DEVFS_FL_AUTO_DEVNUM on block devices
taral@taral.net writes:
> On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 02:13:34PM -0600, Richard Gooch wrote:
> > taral@taral.net writes:
> > >
> > > --HlL+5n6rz5pIUxbD
> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> > > Content-Disposition: inline
> > > Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
> >
> > Please fix your mailer to not send this junk.
>
> It's not junk, it's PGP/MIME.

"One man's junk is another man's treasure" :-)

> But I disabled it for you.

Thanks. It just gets in the way. And I'm tired of what I consider
pollution on the 'net. With horror I consider MIME+HTML+vcard. Next I
suppose we'll have M$ "active email" which requires a full virtual
machine in which to execute. <shudder>

> > You can use the devfs_alloc_major() function to grab a major number
> > that won't conflict with another driver. Then use that major when
> > calling devfs_register().
>
> Sounds good to me. It might be wise, however, to disable use of
> DEVFS_FL_AUTO_DEVNUM in devfs_register with block devices, since
> it's not incredibly useful to have two different drivers sharing a
> major number.

That's a policy decision, and I don't want to make that. Also
consider that with the block I/O rewrite planned for 2.5, we'll do
away with these abominable arrays, and thus DEVFS_FL_AUTO_DEVNUM makes
plenty of sense even for block devices. It will in fact be the
preferred way of doing things (at least for devfs).

Regards,

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