Re: [PATCH] register_blkdev

Alan Cox (
08 Mar 2003 15:11:42 +0000

On Sat, 2003-03-08 at 00:50, Greg KH wrote:
> > So we need a maxminors flag in the register for 2.6 I guess ?
> Do you mean to only increase the number of majors, and not minors then?

How about an interface that looks like

register_chr_device(blah. blah, MY_MAX_MINOR);

and we can delete all the if < 0 || >= MAX return logic from the drivers
as we go. Right now each driver checks and several in the past had off
by one errors.

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