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authorAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>2007-04-04 19:08:22 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-04-04 21:12:47 -0700
commit2363cc0264c42636e9e7622f78dde5c2f66beb8e (patch)
tree33136de9f38ad6cfc7ce9b6d4d10f1227239a05b /fs/char_dev.c
parentc75fd0ee6e1750e6e527ed1d4aeee66739d9ad79 (diff)
downloadlinux-2363cc0264c42636e9e7622f78dde5c2f66beb8e.tar.gz
[PATCH] remove protection of LANANA-reserved majors
Revert all this. It can cause device-mapper to receive a different major from earlier kernels and it turns out that the Amanda backup program (via GNU tar, apparently) checks major numbers on files when performing incremental backups. Which is a bit broken of Amanda (or tar), but this feature isn't important enough to justify the churn. Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/char_dev.c')
-rw-r--r--fs/char_dev.c2
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/fs/char_dev.c b/fs/char_dev.c
index 78ced721554..164a45cdaf5 100644
--- a/fs/char_dev.c
+++ b/fs/char_dev.c
@@ -109,8 +109,6 @@ __register_chrdev_region(unsigned int major, unsigned int baseminor,
/* temporary */
if (major == 0) {
for (i = ARRAY_SIZE(chrdevs)-1; i > 0; i--) {
- if (is_lanana_major(i))
- continue;
if (chrdevs[i] == NULL)
break;
}