Description of problem:
This is tracker to follow https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28682
I've managed to reach the 32 evdev devices limit on a big multi-seat system. Growing the system further is limited by this fact. Would love to see this fixed in Fedora and then backported to RHEL.
We've had a customer report this issue and have recreated it.
More detail at:
*** Bug 824657 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This has been included last year via:
Author: Dmitry Torokhov <email@example.com>
Date: Mon Oct 8 09:07:24 2012 -0700
Input: extend the number of event (and other) devices
Extend the amount of character devices, such as eventX, mouseX and jsX,
from a hard limit of 32 per input handler to about 1024 shared across
To be compatible with legacy installations input handlers will start
creating char devices with minors in their legacy range, however once
legacy range is exhausted they will start allocating minors from the
dynamic range 256-1024.
Reviewed-by: David Herrmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <email@example.com>
v3.7 was the first kernel with this. Closing this.
Alexander, could you close the kernel.org BZ as well please?