Re: /proc, autodetection and a new PATCH
On Dec 29, Mark van Walraven wrote:
> Problem: No guarantee that devices really are named the same in /dev.
> Solution: Ignore device if /dev/<whatever> doesn't exist and have the
> same major and minor device numbers.
Or, you could mknod the device if it's needed. The major and minor
are there, after all.
> Problem: Nothing to indicate whether a line in /proc/partitions is a
> drive or a partition.
> Solution: Know about the device names for each device driver (yuck) or
> about the device numbers for each device driver (slightly less
> I'm not happy about the second solution - it would be best to not have to
> know any more about devices than what the kernel tells us. Ideas, anyone?
This sounds like a design problem with /proc/partitions. Maybe it
should be migrated to:
e.g. building a hiearchy like under /proc/ide
Something for the 2.5 kernel wishlist, maybe? ;-)
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