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Date:	Mon, 09 Nov 2009 13:32:20 -0800
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
CC:	Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <>,,,,,
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.

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