[RFC][PATCH 1/3] Move parts of init_dev() into new functions

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Aug 25 17:04:55 PDT 2008


sukadev at us.ibm.com wrote:
>>
>> 	tty = driver->ops->get_tty(driver, inode [, other_stuff?]);
> 
> Can the inode be used to identify the driver too ?  (but inode to driver
> mapping is not trivial atm).

It can, but it's an O(n) operation in the number of registered drivers. 
  However, we can only call the above if we know the driver in the first 
place so such a lookup is rather pointless.

	-hpa


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