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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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