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    Identify and explain the major number, minor number, and revision number in Linu

    Dear All,

    I can identify and explain the major number, minor number and revision number. But how can I identify and explain them in Linux kernel 2.5.9.?

    The following is my stuff, I have found from the textbook:

    Major number is used by the kernel to identify which device driver to call to interact properly with a given category of hardware; hard disk drives, CD-ROMs, and video cards are all categories of hardware; similar devices share a commonmajor number.

    Minor number is the number used by the kernel to identify which specific hardware device, within a given category, to use a driver to communicate with.

    Revision number is the number after the second dot in the version number of a Linux kernel that identifies the certain release number of a kernel.


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