Andrea Arcangeli (email@example.com)
Fri, 17 Jul 1998 17:00:23 +0200 (CEST)
On Thu, 16 Jul 1998, Tim Waugh wrote:
>I can't think of a way of knowing which handle to use if more than one
>person is allowed to have /dev/parport0 open at once -- I can't even use
We could allow only one process to open /dev/parportx at a time.
If you like to have more than one ppuser process that schedule the same
parport I think it' s better define something like:
dev name minor
This isn' t malleable but it' s a rock solid (maybe a bit too much ;-)
I have not thought about this a lot (nor I have read the code), it' s only
an idea and I could be wrong.
BTW, we just know that minor numbers are only 256, but with 2.3 I hope
somebody will change the ext2 inode to handle 64bit of minor and major
numbers (to get rid of other problems too). There is also devfs that would
_workaround_ the problem.
>the inode number in case some bozo created a parport0 device node on
Are the dentries unique?
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