In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Assar Westerlund writes:
>It seems to be the case that the possibility of specifying a major
>number of NOMAJ in DEV_MODULE has vanished.
The cmaj and bmaj in DEV_MODULE are only used for ordering the drivers,
and otherwise with no significance.
You should store your majors in your cdevsw structure.
I don't particular like the concept of DEV_MODULE registrating
the cdevsw by magic.
>cdevsw_add() doesn't have any code for handling NOMAJ any longer.
>(The only mention I can find of NOMAJ in a -current kernel tree from
>19990811 are these:
>which makes me wonder how the promcons works...).
Fine, see above.
>Is this intentional that there isn't there any support for dynamically
>assigning major device numbers or is it an accident that I should go
The previous code was a hack and inflicted problems. The right
solution, (until DEVFS of course) is to add two new functions:
alloc_cmaj() and alloc_bmaj() and use those.
Poul-Henning Kamp FreeBSD coreteam member
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