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Re: Confusion over device major:minor numbering...

dwarf, you are wrong. type+major+minor should be unique.
type is either block (b) or char (c).

it's ok for /dev/mem and /dev/ram0 to have the same major and minor
number : mem is a char device, ram0 is a block device.

for more information read Documentation/devices.txt of your favorite
linux kernel.

note : there is a current development to make major and minor numbers
obsolete, reorganize /dev and create a dev filesystem for automatic
handling of devices. i try to implement a better idea.


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