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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] chrdev: implement __[un]register_chrdev()
On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 11:34:52AM +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello, Greg.
>
> Greg KH wrote:
> >> For now, it looks like adding the __ prefixed versions seems to be the
> >> proper solution. It's strange to provide the helper interface only
> >> for full minor acquisitions anyway. Let's do naming cleanup later.
> >> How does that sound?
> >
> > Well, what's the odds that I can get you to do cleanup now? :)
>
> I'd be happy to but whether cleaning it up would be benefitial or not
> is a bit unclear. We have 214 users of [un]register_chrdev_region()
> and 118 users of [un]register_chrdev(). So, renaming the latter to,
> say, create/destroy_chrdev() and make it take @baseminor and
> @nr_minors should do it but I'm not quite sure whether it would worth
> touching all those files. Maybe it's better left as a mess like the
> page allocation functions?

Yeah, I guess it's easier to leave it alone for now. If I ever get
bored, I'll work on cleaning them up :)

thanks,

greg k-h


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