Re: [PATCH] Drop second arg of unregister_chrdev()

From: Rolf Eike Beer
Date: Wed Aug 16 2006 - 03:01:08 EST

Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> > * "name" is trivially unused.
> > * Requirement to pass to unregister function anything but cookie you've
> > got from register counterpart is wrong.
> Might this, instead, be an opportunity to get rid of the internal
> register_chrdev() and unregister_chrdev() calls in favor of the cdev
> interface? register_chrdev() is a bit of a backward-compatibility hack
> at this point, and cdevs, in theory, are safer since they won't present
> drivers with minor numbers they might not be prepared to handle.

In this case I would suggest to add documentation to this functions first to
get people the chance to actually know how to use them.


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