[Patch][RFC] conflicting device major numbers in devices.txt

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Tue Sep 21 13:03:25 EDT 2004

On Dienstag, 21. September 2004 18:49, Torben Mathiasen wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 21 2004, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Dienstag, 21. September 2004 11:23, Torben Mathiasen wrote:
> > > s/390 dasd moved to major 94.
> > > s/390 VM/ESA moved to major 95.
> > > INFTL moved to major 96.
> > 
> > Actually, major 95 has never been used for VM minidisks or any other
> > s390 block device in any 2.4 or 2.6 based distribution, because that
> > driver was integrated into the dasd driver (it just uses a different
> > access method on the same devices). You might want to document that
> > this number is currently unused, even if it doesn't get assigned to
> > any other driver.
> So, what you're saying is that Major 95 is not used at all in real life? Then
> I'll remove it from from the list completely during the my next push. Let me
> know if there's a point in keeping it assigned even if its obsolete.

I don't see any reason to keep it for s/390, but I added some potentially
interested parties to the CC: list. If anyone is thinking of reusing device
major number 95 for s390 minidisks, speak up now, otherwise it will finally
be gone.

	Arnd <><
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