Re: TTY changes to 2.1.65

H. Peter Anvin (
28 Nov 1997 05:37:16 GMT

Followup to: <Pine.LNX.3.91.971127141337.259F-100000@mirkwood.dummy.home>
By author: Rik van Riel <>
In newsgroup:
> We could implement /dev in the same way we implement /proc...
> Device drivers can register/unregister their device files in
> /dev and they get assigned a 'device number' for each device
> they allocate (no need for major/minor numbers)

This is something of an FAQ on this list; every now and then someone
proposes it; the general consensus is that it's a bad idea.


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