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Re: Devfs and Minors

To: "Bjorn Boxstart" <boxstart@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Devfs and Minors
From: Richard Gooch <rgooch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 00:45:56 -0700
Cc: <devfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Bjorn Boxstart writes:
> According to the readme that comes with devfs, Devfs should solve
> the problem of having minors and majors. I thought this would help
> me with using over 16 USB printers at once. After installation
> however, I still can use only 16 printers. Can anybody clarify for
> me what I misunderstood.....

Devfs provides a mechanism for drivers to create device nodes without
having to worry about device numbers. But it's still up to the drivers
to make use of that facility.


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