Re: [PATCH] vhost-net: add module alias

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On 11.01.2012 08:54, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> By adding the a module alias, programs (or users) won't have to explicitly
> call modprobe. Vhost-net will always be available if built into the kernel.
> It does require assigning a permanent minor number for depmod to work.
> Choose one next to TUN since this driver is related to it.

Why do you think a statically-allocated device number will do any good
at all?  Static /dev is gone almost completely, at least on the systems
where whole virt stuff makes any sense, so you don't have pre-created
vhost-net device anymore, and hence this allocation makes no sense.
Just IMHO anyway.


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