Re: Device number for ROM drive.

Hans Lermen (
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 02:26:51 +0200 (MET DST)

On 10 Jul 1997, David Woodhouse wrote:

> I see that major device number 31 is assigned to "ROM/flash memory card", and
> I suppose I should use this.

Yes ;-)

> The question is: What happened to the work that provoked the registration of
> the device number? Who was working on it, and how far did they get?

Ahem, that was me. I was asked to program a driver for a ROM ISA-card that
was intended for a diskless machine. The driver (for Linux-1.2.6)
was working nice, and I could boot Linux from the card, but (for reasons I
don't know) the product later missed to reach the 'market' and I did no
further work on it.

... And yes, I was the one who registered the device number.