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authorAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>2007-02-20 13:57:48 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-02-20 17:10:13 -0800
commitb446b60e4eb5e5457120c4728ada871b1209c1d0 (patch)
tree1fcff840a5cfb61399b9eac843d5b74e9e6b45e0 /fs/char_dev.c
parentf4fa27c16ba9b6910c5b815e5c13a7e8249277f0 (diff)
[PATCH] rework reserved major handling
Several people have reported failures in dynamic major device number handling due to the recent changes in there to avoid handing out the local/experimental majors. Rolf reports that this is due to a gcc-4.1.0 bug. The patch refactors that code a lot in an attempt to provoke the compiler into behaving. Cc: Rolf Eike Beer <eike-kernel@sf-tec.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/char_dev.c')
-rw-r--r--fs/char_dev.c8
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/fs/char_dev.c b/fs/char_dev.c
index e6194e2b9bb9..78ced721554d 100644
--- a/fs/char_dev.c
+++ b/fs/char_dev.c
@@ -6,6 +6,7 @@
#include <linux/init.h>
#include <linux/fs.h>
+#include <linux/kdev_t.h>
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/string.h>
@@ -108,12 +109,7 @@ __register_chrdev_region(unsigned int major, unsigned int baseminor,
/* temporary */
if (major == 0) {
for (i = ARRAY_SIZE(chrdevs)-1; i > 0; i--) {
- /*
- * Disallow the LANANA-assigned LOCAL/EXPERIMENTAL
- * majors
- */
- if ((60 <= i && i <= 63) || (120 <= i && i <= 127) ||
- (240 <= i && i <= 254))
+ if (is_lanana_major(i))
continue;
if (chrdevs[i] == NULL)
break;

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