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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 31/31] CAPI: Officially claim char major 191
    Marcel Holtmann wrote:
    > Hi Alan,
    >>> I found no trace of this mysterious "pcl181" device, neither in-tree nor
    >>> out there in the wild. At the same time, the in-tree CAPI middleware is
    >>> using major 191 for many years now and obviously without any conflict.
    >>> Let's officially claim this major number.
    >> This is not the way it should have been done but whoever needs spanking
    >> got away with it years ago. Given that this seems the best way forward.
    >> With LANANA hat on
    > actually in the days of udev, the capifs is not really needed anymore.
    > The right choice would be to remove it. I haven't been enabling it since
    > years.

    First of all, the capifs story is orthogonal to the major claim.

    But basically you are right, capifs is likely not needed anymore. The
    only user visible change - and that was holding me back to suggest its
    removal - is the time when the NCCI minor ttys show up under /dev/capi/
    (or wherever you direct them to). If I didn't miss something about udev,
    it will make all possible minors pop up once the major is registered.
    However, I'm not sure if there is some userland actually relying on this.


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