Re: [PATCH] register_blkdev

Christoph Hellwig (
Sat, 8 Mar 2003 20:23:28 +0000

On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 12:00:16PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> I've looked at it, and right now it keeps drivers from registering the
> same major number,

No. Because it doesn't actually register the number anymore. It's perfectly
valid to have a 2.5 block driver that never calls register_blkdev().

> Yes, most of the old code and logic is now gone, but can you just remove
> the call altogether now? If so, great :)

We can get rid of it if people have no problem with __bdevname printing
less pretty strings and /proc/devices going away for block devices (which
is buggy now anyway). I'm all in favour of it.

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