Erm, let's start again. My central point is that you can use devfs
names to reliably figure out what kind of device a FD is, as a cleaner
alternative to comparing major numbers. Therefore, I'm challenging the
notion that you need to reserve magic major numbers in order to
I suspect you're thinking about a different problem, which is finding
out what a device can do. Implementing some kind of capability list
may well be a good approach to *that* problem. There are some details
to figure out, like how multiple drivers interact with each other.
They could be tricky.
Now, with the above said, what operations do you think I'm
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