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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] register_blkdev
    On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 03:38:18PM -0800, John Cherry wrote:
    > Sure. You could grab unassigned majors...if that is what you want to
    > do. There are a number of ways to "get around" the lack of minor
    > numbers. None of them follow conventional thinking with regards to
    > major/minor usage.

    If you actually looked at the block layer code instead of just talking
    along you'd see that the major/minor split has absolutely zero meaning
    for the actual driver interface in 2.5. The only major numbers have
    any meanting to is pretty printing (/proc/devices and __bdevname).

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