Re: Mouse minor chaos

H. Peter Anvin (
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 09:51:45 -0800 (PST)

> Would be nice to have that (though probably few people use more than one
> mouse).
> How does the user know which mouse device corresponds to which mouse? And
> would that mean taking mice out of the miscdev major, or reserving a range
> of minors?

That would also completely break any mice that didn't have a kernel
driver (e.g. serial mice...) as well as kerneld for mice.

Dynamic allocation is nearly always a bad idea. This is what symlinks
are for.