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Date:	Mon, 09 Nov 2009 13:32:20 -0800
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>
To:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
CC:	Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <cascardo@...oscopio.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, device@...ana.org,
	rubini@...ion.unipv.it, gregkh@...e.de, cluster-devel@...hat.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] misc: use a proper range for minor number dynamic allocation

On 11/09/2009 01:28 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> 
>> The proposed solution uses the not yet reserved range from 64 to 127. If
>> more devices are needed, we may push 64 to 16. Moreover, if we don't
>> need to give priority to the higher numbers anymore, we can start using
>> the bitmap/bitops functions.
> 
> So...  misc minors 64 to 127 are presently unused?
> 

Perhaps we should just start at 256 and go upward, or even 1048575 and
go downward.

	-hpa
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