Re: [linux-usb-devel] Re: 2.5.26 hotplug failure

From: Greg KH (
Date: Fri Sep 20 2002 - 18:11:12 EST

On Fri, Sep 20, 2002 at 01:42:50PM -0700, David Brownell wrote:
> Actually it does more than that ... it tells you what minor numbers
> are assigned to the drivers _currently loaded_ which means that it's
> not really useful the instant someone plugs in another device.

Wait, I'm confused, which one is "it"? The old /proc/bus/usb/drivers
file, or the new driverfs stuff?

> You can't use it to allocate numbers or tell what /dev/file/name matches
> a given device ... so what is its value, other than providing a limited
> minor number counterpart to /proc/devices? (Which, confusingly, doesn't
> list devices but major numbers.)

I'm working on adding the minor number info to the usb driverfs code
right now, so that info will be available.


greg k-h
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