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    SubjectRe: [PATCH][ATM] add reference counting to atm_dev
    In message <>,"David S. Miller" writes
    >I don't understand why a fixed number of ATM devs is
    >required in order to keep all of the device list and locking
    >stuff in one place.

    some other places in the code want to iterate the list of atm devices:
    one ioctl needs to count the list and then return the items, connect
    can handle an open on 'any interface' so it needs to iterate the list.
    there are a couple ways around this of course. the simplest (to me)
    would be to simply limit the number of atm interfaces to 16 or so.
    walking the atm adapters would just meaning calling atm_dev_lookup()
    in a loop. other options would be an iterator mechnaism, or a function
    to just return the current list of adapters (by adapter number of course
    forcing you to do an atm_dev_lookup to get a reference). any other
    ideas or preferences?
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