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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] make evtchn use a dynamic minor

To: Steven Rostedt <srostedt@xxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] make evtchn use a dynamic minor
From: Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:09:49 +0100
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On 29/9/06 2:40 am, "Steven Rostedt" <srostedt@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This patch makes evtchn use a dynamic minor number instead.  It also
> updates the code in tools to create the device node if udev fails.  The
> tools now read the sysfs system to find the minor number needed.

Are there really systems out there that mount sysfs yet don't use udev?

It'd be nice to avoid the skanky search-and-create code in userspace. But
we'll take it if it really is likely to be useful.

 -- Keir

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