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    SubjectRe: [RFC 2/4] firewire: dynamic cdev allocation below firewire major
    Johannes Berg wrote:
    > Seems pretty weird to effectively allocate 256 device numbers
    > for just a single device, but ok :)
    > I'll drop the patch and make it allocate a new major for every device
    > plugged in.

    Your driver could internally dispatch 256 minor device numbers after
    it got itself its own dynamic major number. This should even be
    acceptable as a hard limit of mem1394 devices. One would need quite a
    lot of 1394 cards (or 1394.1 bridges) to get access to 256 FireWire
    nodes at once.
    Stefan Richter
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