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Date:	Sun, 1 Jun 2014 14:52:14 -0700
From:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:	Tilman Schmidt <tilman@...p.cc>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Paul Bolle <pebolle@...cali.nl>,
	Karsten Keil <isdn@...ux-pingi.de>,
	isdn4linux@...tserv.isdn4linux.de, Jiri Slaby <jslaby@...e.cz>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] isdn/capi: fix (middleware) device nodes

On Sun, Jun 01, 2014 at 11:47:24PM +0200, Tilman Schmidt wrote:
> From: Paul Bolle <pebolle@...cali.nl>
> 
> Since v2.4 the capi driver used the following device nodes if
> "middleware" support was enabled:
>     /dev/capi20
>     /dev/capi/0
>     /dev/capi/1
>     [...]
> 
> /dev/capi20 is a character device node. /dev/capi/0 (and up) are tty
> device nodes (with a different major).
> 
> This device node (naming) scheme is not documented anywhere, as far as I
> know. It was originally provided by the capifs pseudo filesystem (before
> udev became available). It is required for example by the pppd
> capiplugin. It was supported until a few years ago. But a number of
> developments broke it:
> - v2.6.6 (May 2004) renamed /dev/capi20 to /dev/capi and removed the
>   "/" from the name of capi's tty driver. The explanation of the patch
>   that did this included two examples of udev rules "to restore the old
>   namespace";
> - either udev 154 (May 2010) or udev 179 (January 2012) stopped
>   allowing to rename device nodes, and thus the ability to have
>   /dev/capi20 appear instead of /dev/capi and /dev/capi/0 (and up)
>   instead of /dev/capi0 (and up);
> - v3.0 (July 2011) also removed capifs. That disabled another method to
>   create the /dev/capi/0 (and up) device nodes.
> 
> So now users need to manually tweak their setup (eg, create /dev/capi/
> and fill that with symlinks) to get things working. This is all rather
> hacky and only discoverable by searching the web. Fix all this by
> renaming /dev/capi back to /dev/capi20, and by setting the name of the
> "capi_nc" tty driver to "capi!" so the tty device nodes appear as
> /dev/capi/0 (and up).
> 
> Signed-off-by: Paul Bolle <pebolle@...cali.nl>
> Signed-off-by: Tilman Schmidt <tilman@...p.cc>
> ---
>  drivers/isdn/capi/Kconfig | 2 +-
>  drivers/isdn/capi/capi.c  | 4 ++--
>  2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/isdn/capi/Kconfig b/drivers/isdn/capi/Kconfig
> index 1d7adff..7641b30 100644
> --- a/drivers/isdn/capi/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/isdn/capi/Kconfig
> @@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ config CAPI_TRACE
>  	  If unsure, say Y.
>  
>  config ISDN_CAPI_CAPI20
> -	tristate "CAPI2.0 /dev/capi support"
> +	tristate "CAPI2.0 /dev/capi20 support"
>  	help
>  	  This option will provide the CAPI 2.0 interface to userspace
>  	  applications via /dev/capi20. Applications should use the
> diff --git a/drivers/isdn/capi/capi.c b/drivers/isdn/capi/capi.c
> index ac6f72b..f9a87ed 100644
> --- a/drivers/isdn/capi/capi.c
> +++ b/drivers/isdn/capi/capi.c
> @@ -1271,7 +1271,7 @@ static int __init capinc_tty_init(void)
>  		return -ENOMEM;
>  	}
>  	drv->driver_name = "capi_nc";
> -	drv->name = "capi";
> +	drv->name = "capi!";
>  	drv->major = 0;
>  	drv->minor_start = 0;
>  	drv->type = TTY_DRIVER_TYPE_SERIAL;
> @@ -1417,7 +1417,7 @@ static int __init capi_init(void)
>  		return PTR_ERR(capi_class);
>  	}
>  
> -	device_create(capi_class, NULL, MKDEV(capi_major, 0), NULL, "capi");
> +	device_create(capi_class, NULL, MKDEV(capi_major, 0), NULL, "capi20");
>  
>  	if (capinc_tty_init() < 0) {
>  		device_destroy(capi_class, MKDEV(capi_major, 0));

Much nicer than the previous patches to resolve this issue :)

Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
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