Re: boot images/logos/splashes (yet another idea)
Wed, 20 May 1998 09:11:31 -0500 (CDT)

From: Rik van Riel <>

On Fri, 15 May 1998 wrote:

> And now the kernel source maintenance problem: how to impose unique numbers to
> kernel messages with the least labor?
> Hmm. Is this greatly different from ensuring that all devices have
> unique major,minor numbers?

Yes, there are almost always multiple people adding new
features simultaneously.

We should probably split things up in categories. Then the
people inside a category (linux-mm, linux-scsi) can assign
numbers without bothering linux-kernel...

Ok. I'm not familiar with how major and minor numbers are
assigned. Splitting things up by catagory is probably the right thing
to do. Maybe a multi-level heirarchy, ie: disk, memory, networking;
then split ie disk into scsi, ide, etc.

I'm sure I missed many toplevel catagories. I'm currently fighting a
nasty sore throat caused by all the smoke we're getting here in
Texas. :(

Shalon Wood

not speaking for IBM

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